Cal Fire offers smoke alarm safety tips to reduce deaths due to fires

Cal Fire is urging state residents to check their smoke alarms in an effort to keep families safe and reduce fire fatalities.
 
Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no working smoke alarms.
 
Cal Fire says a little attention to these important life-saving devices can go a long way to increase your chances of survival.
 
Cal Fire is offering the following smoke alarm safety tips to keep your home safe:
 
1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.
2. Interconnected alarms are best because if one sounds, they all sound.
3. Never paint over a smoke alarm.
4. Replace your smoke alarm every ten years.
5. Remember to never leave batteries out of your alarm.
 
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