Smoke Alarm Safety
The Fayetteville Fire Department reminds you that smoke
alarms can save your life, but only if they're used and maintained properly:
Test your smoke alarm monthly by pushing the test
button provided on the smoke alarm. If it's not working properly, change
the batteries and test it again. If it's still not working, replace it
with a new smoke alarm.
Make certain that smoke alarms are installed outside
the door of each bedroom in your home. Modern building codes in most
municipalities require this placement, but older homes may have been built
without smoke alarms.
Replace the batteries in the smoke alarm twice a year.
Fayetteville Fire Rescue recommends you do so each time you change your
clocks for Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time, once the in the spring
and once in the fall. Just remember the phrase "change your clocks, change