Protect your family from fire by having working smoke alarms on every level of your home.
THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO IF YOU DON'T
KNOW THERE IS A FIRE.
Smoke alarms should be placed on every level of the home at a MINIMUM. It's highly recommended that you have smoke alarms in each bedroom and in sleeping areas.
There are several different types of smoke alarms, each with their own different advantages and disadvantages. Regardless, it is ESSENTIAL to have working smoke alarms.
View the NFPA Smoke Alarm fact sheet here.
Buying a new home? Look for one with a residential sprinkle system installed or consider placing one in your home. A fire can burn THROUGH THE FLOOR in less than 6 minutes and a sprinkler system takes less than a minute to put a fire out. It's like having a live-in firefighter 24/7!
Check out this tip sheet from the NFPA regarding residential sprinkler systems.