Smoke alarms play a critical role in saving lives. They increase your chance of survival by more than half. Code requires a working smoke alarm on every sleeping level of your residence. If you are a renter, your landlord is responsible for making sure there are working smoke detectors.
Smoke alarms play a critical role in saving lives. They increases your chance of survival in a fire by more than half.
Code requires a working smoke alarm on every level of your residence. If you are a renter, your landlord is responsible for making sure there are working smoke alarms. The best placement for smoke alarms is on the ceiling at least 4 inches from the wall. If the smoke alarm is placed on the wall, it should be between 4 to 12 inches from the ceiling. Smoke alarms should be placed in the hallway outside bedrooms as well as inside bedrooms and common living areas.
Cob webs or dust can cause false alarms. Vacuum the alarm off periodically. Test the detector at least once a month and replace batteries at least once a year. A chirping alarm means the battery is low and needs to be changed. Alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
A smoke alarm program is offered to residents. Alarms may be purchased at Station 1 during regular business hours. Battery operated alarms are installed as needed as part of the home safety survey program or door to door smoke alarm canvassing events. Donations are excepted and vary depending on the type of alarm; $4 for a battery operated alarm, or $10 for a lithium 10 year battery alarm.
If you need an alarm, stop by Station One, located at 1710 County Highway 10 in Spring Lake Park or Station Three, located at 11920 Ulysses St. in Blaine between 8:00 and 5:30 pm or call 763-786-4436.