Install smoke and CO alarms on every level and in every bedroom
Test alarms regularly
Replace alarm batteries every six months or upgrade to 10-year battery alarms
Alarms don’t last forever, remember to replace alarms at least every 10 years
Plan and practice an escape route with your family
If your alarms sound, leave immediately for fresh air and call 911
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