Maine               

In new and existing single-family dwellings, a photoelectric smoke alarm must be installed within 20 feet of a kitchen or full bathroom.

Effective: October 2009

Smoke

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction.


Massachusetts                         

Dual-sensor or photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all newly constructed dwellings. Alarms installed within 20 feet of kitchens and full bathrooms must be photoelectric only.

Effective date: April 2011

Smoke

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction. Combination devices with two or more technologies that are incorporated into one unit shall have simulated voice and tone alarm features which clearly distinguishes between two or more events such as carbon monoxide and smoke.


Ohio                         

Several municipalities have adopted regulations requiring photoelectric smoke alarms. Check with your local building department for more information.

Smoke

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction.


Vermont                    

Photoelectric smoke alarms are required to be installed near bedrooms and on each floor of newly constructed single- and multi-family dwellings. They are also required to be installed before the sale or transfer of existing single-family homes.

Effective date: January 2011

Smoke

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC standards.


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