Smoke Detectors:

Fire-PreventionDID YOU KNOW…???

– Your smoke detector has a life span of 10 years – after 10 years it may not work properly or timely enough to give your family a chance to escape.

– Your carbon monoxide detector has a life span of 5 years.

– There are 2 kinds of smoke detectors: photoelectric and ionization.  They work in different ways and each one excels in detecting one kind of fire: fast flaming, or slow smoldering.  To ensure that your family is receiving the best protection and the earliest warning possible, you should have both kinds of smoke detectors in your home.

– Batteries should be changed every 6-12 months.  To help you remember, change the batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings time.