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According to the U.S. Fire Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 17,500 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home.

To prevent home fires, you should first have a working smoke alarm. The benefits of a properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is that it is working at all hours of the day to scan the air in your home for fire and smoke. Test the alarms once per month and be sure all alarms always have batteries. Batteries are generally replaced twice per year. Never paint over alarms. Replacement of alarms should take place once every ten years.

For more information on which smoke alarms to install and how to install them, go here.

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