Smoke alarms save lives. Every home needs smoke alarms. They should be installed on every level of the home (including the basement), outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom. A smoke alarm senses smoke. It will sound if there is smoke in the home – possibly from a fire. When the smoke alarm sounds, everyone should leave the home right away.

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In this lesson, children will learn to:

  • Identify the sound of a smoke alarm.
  • Identify where they sleep as an important place to have a smoke alarm.
  • Respond to the sound of a smoke alarm.