Smoke alarm check

Now is a good time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure that they are working properly. Also, make sure to vacuum around your smoke alarms. Keep smoke alarms free of cob webs and small insects which can set off an smoke alarm. Yes, it can happen!

Did you know?

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
  • More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. (National Fire Protection Association)

Install smoke alarms:

  • In every bedroom
  • Outside each sleeping area
  • On every level of the home, including the basement

Test your smoke alarms monthly and if your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them.

For more information: https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Fire/Safety/SmokeAlarms.pdf