Fire Prevention Week – Day 5

Fire Prevention Week – Day 5

MACOMB, IL — Fire Prevention Week – Day 5

Testing your smoke alarm

Always maintain your smoke alarm according to the manufacturer’s instructions!  Mark your calendars to test your smoke alarm at least once a month using the test button. Smoke alarms with regular batteries need new batteries at least once a year.  If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years.  Replace the entire smoke alarm right away if the warning alarm chirps!

When replacing a battery, follow the manufacturer’s list of batteries on the back of the alarm and their instructions.  The model may require specific batteries that must be used.

Remember, a smoke alarm only saves lives if it is working properly!

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