The smoke alarm in your home is very likely your first line of defense when battling a potential fire in your home or office. All smoke alarms should be checked monthly and the batteries replaced annually. Try to choose a date you can remember such as a major holiday, tax day or a birthday to change the batteries so you will be sure to remember.
If you have family members who sleep with the bedroom door shut, you should add a smoke alarm in each of these bedrooms.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission states “Each year in the US, about 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires…..Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are considered one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire.”