WHERE TO PLACE SMOKE ALARMS IN YOUR HOME
Smoke Alarms should be in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, INCLUDING the basement. Larger homes may require additional alarms.
- For best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in your home. When one smoke alarm sounds, they ALL sound. It is especially important to have interconnected alarms if you sleep with the doors closed.
- Smoke Alarms should be installed at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance. Use a photoelectric alarm if the alarm is going to be between 10 and 20 feet from a cooking appliance.
- If cooking fumes set off alarms, either replace the alarm with one that has the “hush” button, which will silence the alarm for a short period of time, OR install a photoelectric type of alarm.
- When installing a smoke alarm, follow the instructions that come with the alarm.
More Information at http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/installing-and-maintaining-smoke-alarms