Posted October 30, 2015
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke detectors to provide an early warning.
Install smoke detectors & carbon monoxide alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home.
Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near drafty areas like windows.
Call your friends at Carbondale Fire at 963-2491 if you are unsure about placement.
A good time to remember to check your smoke detectors & carbon monoxide alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends.
Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay out!
Almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.