This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small
percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. As a result of these findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the
back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
The State of New Hampshire uses Fire Prevention Week as a kick off to a year long
campaign to remind citizens to keep their family and homes safer by checking the
date and replacing smoke alarms every 10 years.
Learn more at firepreventionweek.org or by watching the video below!