Carbon Monoxide Detectors
and Smoke Alarms
|An important line of defense for the ones you love|
Not too long ago, carbon monoxide detectors were only for people who had sophisticated alarm systems in their homes. Today most every family is aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and have at least one CO detector in their home.
The smartest families have CO detectors installed on every level of their home, including one next to their heating equipment. This is the safest way to protect your family from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
The best time to check the batteries on your CO detectors and on your smoke alarms is the same time you change your clocks for daylight savings time.
Are you aware that:
Smoke detectors that are 10-years-old are near the end of their usable life and should be replaced?
A smoke detector monitors the air 24 hours a day. At 10 years, it has performed over 3.5 million monitoring cycles. After this much use, components may become less reliable and the potential of failing to detect a fire increases. Replacing them after 10 years reduces this possibility.
We can not stress hard enough the importance of having a smoke detector in your home.
The Local Fire Company Can't Help You If They Can't Find You
Post your address numbers clearly on your house and mail box.
Every second counts during a fire or other emergency. Valuable time can be lost if your address is not clearly posted where firefighters can see it.