Where do I install my smoke alarms?
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement. Many fatal fires begin late at night or in the early morning.

For extra safety, install smoke alarms both inside and outside any sleeping areas.

Smoke alarms are not hard to install. In most cases, all you will need is a screwdriver. Follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Since smoke and many deadly gases rise, install your smoke alarms 6 to 8 inches from the ceiling or side walls.

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1. Who should have smoke alarms?
2. Where do I install my smoke alarms?
3. How do I keep them working?
4. What if the alarm goes off while I am cooking?
5. When do I need to replace my smoke alarms?
6. What if I can’t afford smoke alarms?
7. What if I rent?