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Smoke Alarms

Only working smoke alarms save lives.

Each year home fires cause millions of dollars in damage, destroy homes and can be deadly.

A working smoke alarm will warn you if a fire starts in your home, giving you more time to escape safely.

Early detection also gives firefighters the best chance of saving your home.

Did you know?

  • Smoke alarms need to be tested monthly to make sure they are working.
  • Smoke alarms must be cleaned regularly to remove dust and cobwebs.
  • All smoke alarms, regardless of type and power source, need to be completely replaced every 10 years.
  • Smoke alarms should be located in all sleeping areas and in all paths of travel between sleeping areas and exits to the open air.
  • DFES recommends a mains powered photoelectric smoke alarm.