Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms more than double a person’s chance of surviving a fire!

 

Why should my home have smoke alarms?

  • Most fire deaths are caused by smoke – not flames

  • Seconds count! You only have minutes to escape a house fire

  • Most fire deaths and injuries occur between midnight and 8 a.m. when families are asleep

  • The earlier a smoke alarm alerts you to a fire, the more likely you will get out alive

Where do I install smoke alarms?

  • On each level of your home

  • Outside each sleeping area

How do I keep my smoke alarms working?

  • Test smoke alarms monthly

  • Vacuum smoke alarms regularly to remove dust and cobwebs

  • For smoke alarms that are ionization powered with 10 year batteries – replace the entire unit every 8-10 years

  • For smoke alarms that are photoelectric and combination – replace the batteries at least once per year, and replace the entire unit every 8-10 years

  • For smoke alarms that are hard-wired with battery backup – replace batteries at least once per year, and replace the entire unit every 8-10 years

What if I have a false alarm?

  • Do not disable smoke alarms activated by cooking or other non-fire causes

  • Use the smoke alarm's  hush feature, if available

  • Open windows and doors to clear smoke from your home

New Richmond Fire & EMS offers residents within our service area free smoke alarms if they do not have any installed in their home. Please contact the Public Relations Coordinator, Cameron Pelzel at (513) 553-2117 or fill out the form below! 

To request your FREE smoke alarms, please fill out the form below
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