Smoke Alarms and You

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Smoke Alarms and You!

FACT: SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES

Every family should understand the importance of taking some basic steps relative to fire and disaster prevention. These simple steps can prevent injury or death – but you must act!

STEP 1

MAKE A FAMILY ESCAPE PLAN

This is a diagram of your home, showing two ways out of every major room and sleeping area. It should also show a “safe meeting” place where the family can meet in the event of an evacuation.

STEP 2

INSTALL SMOKE AND CO ALARMS

It’s easy, and it’s the law! Where should you put them?

Smoke alarms need to be put in specific places, including:

  • In every room used for sleeping purposes

  • In the corridor or area giving access to each sleeping area

  • On every level of the home including basements

CO or carbon monoxide alarms will alert you if invisible and potentially lethal gas is in your home. This could occur if the heater isn’t working right, or after an earthquake. Purchase an inexpensive CO alarm and install per manufacture’s instruction on the wall in the hall outside your sleeping areas

STEP 3

PRACTICE YOUR PLAN!

We all know the value of teamwork – your family is your team. And your team can join ours – creating a FireSmart:LA community. But, only if you follow the three steps listed here!

But What if You Can’t Afford a Smoke Alarm?

MySafe:LA and the Los Angeles Fire Department are dedicated to ensuring every home in Los Angeles be as safe as possible. If you cannot afford to purchase a working smoke alarm for your home. There are multiple ways to get an alarm. You may visit any of the 106 fire stations in Los Angeles. Or, you may arrange for a home installation of smoke alarms in your home. Simply sign up to become part of the FireSmart:LA team, and one of our installation teams will come to your home, bringing alarms with them – all at no charge.

REMEMBER, FIRE BURNS, BUT SMOKE KILLS – SO BE FIRESMART:LA.

To learn more about smoke and CO alarms, please visit www.lafd.org, mysafela.org, or mysmokealarm.org.
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