Smoke Detectors

Safety Tips

Most fire fatalities occur in the middle of the night, usually while people are asleep. Elderly
residents are especially at risk, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S.Fire Administration.

The following are fire safety tips to remember:
  • Install a smoke detector on each level of your home.
  • Do not disable a smoke detector when it sounds off.
  • Know what to do after a detector sounds off.
  • Plan a home escape route in the event of a fire.
  • Smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month.
  • The batteries should be replaced at least twice a year when you change your clocks.


Smoke detectors are inexpensive to buy. Many models are available in a price range from $5 to
$20. Remember, smoke detectors provide early warning, increasing your chance for survival and allowing additional time for the Fire Department to save your property!

For additional information on smoke detectors please contact the Maplewood Fire Department at 646-3666.