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Posted on: August 26, 2013

[ARCHIVED] PSA: Install. Inspect. Protect. Smoke detectors save lives

More than 3,000 people die in home fires every year. Many of these deaths occurred in homes without working smoke alarms.

Protect yourself, your family and firefighters by installing and maintaining smoke alarms in your home. Do your part to get out before firefighters risk their lives to come in.

Install smoke alarms both inside and outside of bedrooms and sleeping areas and on
every level of your home. Test them monthly. Change the batteries as instructed. Consider installing sprinklers in your home.

For more information, go to Be sure to also watch the instructional video included below for tips on how to install and maintain the fire alarms in your home.

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