#Smoke Detectors

Lincoln Courier

Fire in downtown Lincoln causes area to be filled with smoke

Downtown Lincoln was filled with heavy smoke late Monday night after a two alarm fire was reported downtown. According to Lincoln Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky a call came at 10:34 p.m. from a resident of 112 N. Chicago St., saying he was relaxing in bed and then heard a sound.
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Parker residents eligible to receive free installation of smoke detectors

PARKER, Fla. (WMBB) — Parker residents can now make their homes a little safer— free of charge. The City of Parker Fire Department has partnered with the American Red Cross to install free smoke detectors in residents’ homes. New fire chief Matthew Jensen said three out of five deaths in residential fires are caused by […]
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Koorsen Fire & Security Donates 300 Smoke Detectors for Lawrence Residents

Thank you to Koorsen Fire & Security for donating 300 smoke detectors! If you are a Lawrence resident and would like to request a smoke detector please sign up, while supplies last. Once the City of Lawrence Fire Department Fire Marshal’s office receives your request, someone will contact you...
Green Valley News and Sun

Rosie on the House: Test and inspect home alarm systems regularly

Once we install our smoke, security, and carbon monoxide alarms it can be easy to forget they are there. It is critical that these alarms are maintained so they work at their maximum efficiency when you need it most – in an emergency. It is critical that every household have...

Daylight Savings Ends November 7: Time To Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Do you keep up with inspecting and replacing batteries in your smoke detectors? The Firemen's Association of the State of New York recommends that twice a year, when we change the clocks (Fall, Spring), residents should inspect all their smoke alarms, along with carbon monoxide detectors. In addition, considering that these devices can be the difference between life and death, the FASNY also says smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested once a month, those with removable batteries should have the batteries checked every six months, and replaced once a year. Don't forget to remove dust from these devices as well, and never paint them so they can perform their important job properly. If possible, install sealed-in smoke alarms with non-removable batteries.

Check Smoke Detectors Monthly If Using Space Heaters and Furnaces

Furnaces and Space Heaters are used more around this time and can give off more Carbon Monoxide than normal. Checking the batteries in your smoke detector monthly can help you from loosing your home and becoming sick. Without working detectors, you could be exposed to high Carbon Monoxide levels. Fire...

How to choose a smoke detector

BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details. Smoke detectors are crucial to the safety of any home. Therefore, making the right choice of smoke detectors is critical to keeping your home protected. Whether you’re looking to integrate your smoke detector into your smart home system or just want a dependable, no-frills workhorse, there is a range of great options in choosing a smoke detector.