This years theme is "Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." There are many things we can do to prevent fires. Checking your Smoke Alarms is a very important step in fire prevention.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers the following tips:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
You can learn more about Fire Prevention on the NSPA website, http://www.nfpa.org/.
If you don't have smoke alarms, you should install them immediately. If you need assistance with smoke alarms at your home, you can contact the American Red Cross of Southeast Michigan.