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Fire Prevention Week a great time to check on your Smoke Alarms

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke Alarms should be replaced every 10 years

“Don't Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” is the official theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, 2016. 

Per the National Fire Protection Association, the decision to focus on Smoke Alarms for the third year in a row was based on the fact that recent studies have shown that only a small percentage of people actually know the age of the smoke alarms in their own home.  Much less, a majority of people were completely unaware that a smoke alarm should be replaced every 10 years.

Because a large portion of the public is unaware of this requirement, many homes most likely have smoke alarms far past their expiration date, which puts people at a much greater risk in the event of a fire.

Because Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, we here in Chicago, should make sure to heed the advice of the NFPA. 



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