Why do I need smoke detectors?
Most fire deaths happen at night, while people are asleep. This makes early fire detection and warning especially important. Contrary to popular belief, the smell of smoke may not wake a sleeping person. The poisonous gases and smoke produced by a fire can numb the senses and put you into a deeper sleep.

Inexpensive household smoke detectors sound an alarm, alerting you to a fire. By giving you time to escape, smoke detectors cut your risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half. Smoke detectors save so many lives that most states have laws requiring them in private homes.

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1. Why do I need smoke detectors?
2. How many smoke detectors do I need or are required?
3. How do I choose a detector?
4. Why do I get false alarms?
5. Where do I install smoke detectors?
6. How do I test the smoke detector?
7. When do I replace the smoke detector battery?
8. When do I replace the smoke detector?
9. Do I clean my smoke detector?
10. What do I do when the detector alarms?