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Posted on: October 27, 2021

October is National Fire Prevention Month

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October is National Fire Prevention Month and Portland Fire Officials want to take this opportunity to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides the following tips regarding smoke alarms: 

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
  • When you change your clocks, remember to change smoke alarm batteries.

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