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Smoke Detectors Save Lives


The York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services recommends the following:


  • Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms on a regular basis. We suggest replacing your smoke alarm batteries during daylight savings time changes.
    "Change your clock - Change your batteries"
  • Test your smoke alarms on a monthly basis.
  • Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, outside every room that's used for sleeping purposes and inside every room that's used for sleeping purposes. 
  • Keep smoke alarms clean by vacuuming over and around them regularly.
  • Replace smoke alarms after 10 years of use or as recommended by the manufacturer. 
  • Organize and practice a family fire drill.