Smoke alarms save lives! For the best protection in case of a fire in your home, follow these tips:
Install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home, even the basement.
Install a smoke alarm outside every sleeping area. Ideally, install smoke alarms in every sleeping area, too.
Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.
Two out of three home fire fatalities occur in homes that do not have a working smoke alarm.
Please contact us if you cannot afford a smoke alarm or a replacement battery.
The Montgomery County Fire/Rescue Service provides free or reduced-cost visual smoke alarms for hearing-impaired residents of Montgomery County.
More information about smoke alarms can be found here.
Changes in Maryland smoke alarm laws will be effective on January 1, 2018. Read more here.