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Smoke Detector Maintenance: Every month. Every Year. Every Ten Years


Working smoke alarms save lives, and cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.  Smoke alarms should be installed in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every  level of the home.

Install smoke alarms away from the kitchen (10 feet from cooking appliances) to prevent nuisance alarms.

Test smoke alarms at least once a MONTH.

Change smoke alarm batteries at least once a YEAR.

Replace smoke alarms when they are TEN YEARS old.

Free smoke detectors, installation and replacement batteries are available for elderly and low income residents within the City of Arlington. Call the Arlington Fire Department at 817-459-5500 for more information.