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Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning.

Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home.

Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas (windows, vents.). Call your local fire department if you are unsure about placement.

A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends.

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Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay out!

Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.

Time To Change Your Clock…. And Your Batteries In Your Smoke Detectors

Posted: October 29, 2014
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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