Smoke Alarm Law
October 6 – 12, 2019 is National Fire Prevention Week. Are you aware of the Smoke Alarm Laws in Anne Arundel County?
Every home is now required to have a 10-year tamper-proof smoke alarm with a hush feature. Please check your smoke detectors and replace old models right away. Click here to view Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Laws.
The National Fire Protection Week 2019 Campaign is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” There are 4 planning tips to incorporate in your fire plan:
- Draw a map of your home and identify 2 ways to escape from every room.
- Test your fire alarms.
- Establish a safe meeting place outside.
- Post the plan in your home.
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. For more information on Fire Prevention Week, visit www.nfpa.org.
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.