Smoke Detectors

Have you tested your alarms yet this month?

The only way to know that detectors for smoke, carbon monoxide and propane are functioning properly is to test them regularly. If it's been more then a few weeks since you checked, why not test them now to make sure your family is still being protected?

North Yarmouth Fire Rescue Smoke Detector Campain

North Yarmouth Fire Rescue is announcing its 2015-2016 Smoke Detector campaign. This campaign is offered to all residents of the Town of North Yarmouth in efforts to promote Fire Safety and increase awareness. Residential homes only are eligible for the campaign. North Yarmouth Fire Rescue in conjunction with Patriot Insurance, have recognized the importance of protecting our residents as safely as possible. North Yarmouth Fire Rescue will be offering Free Fire and Smoke alarm inspections to our citizens that are interested in the program. We will also offer Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide to those residents that cannot afford a device for their home.This program began on September 19, 2015 and will continue as funding allows

To schedule an inspection of your home; please contact the Fire Rescue Chief at 207-829-3025 or via email at firechief@northyarmouth.org.

SMOKE ALARM MESSAGES

Almost 2,500 people die in home fires every year in the United States. Most of these people live in homes that do not have working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms save lives. Keep your family safe. Put working smoke alarms in your home. Keep them working.

Put Smoke Alarms in Your home to Keep Your Family Safe

  • Smoke is poisonous. It can kill you.
  • Smoke alarms make a loud noise when there is smoke in your home
  • Smoke alarms wake you up when you are sleeping
  • Put a smoke alarm on every level of your home and in every bedroom
  • Smoke goes up, place your smoke alarms on the ceiling or high on the walls

Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Work

  • Your family is not safe if they can't hear the smoke alarm
  • Test your smoke alarms. Push the test button until it starts to sound. If it does not sound you may need to replace your batteries or replace the detector
  • Most detectors require a new battery every year. There are new detectrs on the market that have a ten year lithium battery installed in them. Know which detector you own.
  • Smoke detectors do not last forever. It is recommended to replace your smoke detector every ten years

Know What to do If Your Smoke Detector Sounds

  • When your smoke alarm goes off it is important to alert everyone in the house, evacuate the building, and call 911
  • Make an escape plan
    • Tell your family what to do if they hear a smoke alarm
    • Make and practice your escape plan
    • Pick a place outside to meet once you have evcuated the building
    • Never go back into a burning building once you have left it

Maine Smoke Detector Requirements under Title 25 2464

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/25/title25sec2464.html