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Smoke Alarms

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.

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