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Codes Enforcement Officer - Jody Thieme
Codes Enforcement Officer - Terry Williamson

Codes Clerk - Vanessa Nelson
Phone: 315 829-2434
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM ©NFPA 2017

The leading information and knowledge resource
on fire, electrical and related hazards
Smoke Alarms
at Home
• A closed door may slow
the spread of smoke, heat,
and fire.
• Smoke alarms should be
installed inside every sleeping
room, outside each separate
sleeping area, and on every
level. Smoke alarms should
be connected so when one
sounds, they all sound. Most
homes do not have this level
of protection.
• Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths
happen in homes with no
smoke alarms or no working
smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms are a key part
of a home fire escape plan. When there is
a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke
alarms give you early warning so you can
get outside quickly.

• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should
also be outside each sleeping area and on every
level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
• Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
• It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms.
When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
• Test all smoke alarms at least once a month.
Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
• There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke
alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires.
Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about
smoldering fires. It is best to use both types of
alarms in the home.
• A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high
on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the
kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be
at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
• People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use
special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights
and bed shakers.
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10
years old.

Updated July 19th, 2017 at 12:55pm

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