Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Read all of NFPA's smoke alarm safety tips and download our free safety tip sheet.
AUDIO Chris Dubay, NFPA Vice President of Codes & Standards, talks about smoke alarms:
Family activity - check your smoke alarms! Download a calendar tearsheet(PDF, 228 KB), and put it in an important place in your home. Remember to have a grown-up test your smoke alarms once a month. Tear off the correct month when the test is finished!
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