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Home fire safety information and resources

Make sure your home and property are fire safe. From creating a home escape plan, to ensuring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly, these safety tips can help keep you and everyone in your home safe. 

For additional public education resources visit the National Fire Prevention Association website.

Carbon monoxide alarms

  • A continuous set of four loud beeps—beep, beep, beep, beep—means carbon monoxide is present in your home. Go outside, call 9-1-1 and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be replaced. Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means it’s time to get a new CO alarm.