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Fire Alarms

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  1. Created by Curt Harrell & Jesse Kuzy for Fire Alarms

  2. Why are Fire Alarms Important? • If the fire is small enough to be extinguished with a hand-held fire extinguisher, a good alarm can let you know there is a fire before it grows to a dangerous size.

  3. Why are Fire Alarms Important? • If a fire starts at night, an alarm can wake occupants and let them know they need to evacuate. • When evacuating, every second counts. Having the right alarm gives you crucial time to evacuate safely.

  4. Choosing a Fire Alarm • Alarms should carry the label of an independent testing lab. • Alarms that run on batteries or household currents are both acceptable. -Fire-Alarm-With-A-Red-9-Volt-Battery-Hanging-Down-In-Need-Of-A-Replacement.jpg

  5. Sensor Technologies • Ionization smoke alarms are more effective at detecting fast-flaming fires such as kitchen or paper fires, which spread rapidly.

  6. Sensor Technologies • Photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective at detecting slow-smoldering fires which smoke before flaming, such as those caused by dropped cigarettes or exposed wiring. • Combination units are available and provide early warning for both types of fires.

  7. Where to Install Alarms • On every level of the home, including in the basement and in or near every sleeping area. Everyone should be able to hear alarms. • Don’t put an alarm near a door, window or air register; moving air can blow smoke away from the sensor.

  8. Where to Install Alarms • Mount alarms high on a wall or on the ceiling, staying at least 4 inches from the corner. • Keep alarms at least ten feet from stoves and showers to avoid false alarms.

  9. How to Install Alarms • Follow manufacturer’s instructions • Use a drill and screwdriver. • Plug-in alarms must have restraining devices so they are not unplugged by mistake.

  10. How to Install Alarms • Hard-wire alarms need to be installed by a qualified technician. • Never connect a smoke alarm to a circuit that can be turned off from a wall switch.

  11. Alarm Maintenance • Test smoke alarms once month by pressing the test button. • Install new batteries at least once a year. • Clean smoke alarms using a vacuum without removing the alarm’s cover. • Replace smoke alarms every ten years.

  12. Alarms for the Hearing-Impaired • Smoke alarms for the hearing-impaired have a built-in strobe light. The alarm has both an audible and visible signal and can be mounted in ceilings and walls.

  13. Summary • What are the types of fire alarms? • Ionization • Photoelectric • What is alarm maintenance? • Cleaning and testing fire alarms • Replacing batteries and fire alarms • What are recommended practices for installing fire alarms and good locations to install them? • Discuss