Common Causes of Residential Fires

Key Fire Safety Tips

1. Ensure smoke detectors are installed within 15' of sleeping areas, common stairways and hallways
2. Repair broken emergency and exit lighting
3. Check the manufacturing date on the backs of smoke alarms (replace if 10 years or older)

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Additional Resources

CO Legislation

CO Legislation

Do you know the fire safety laws in your state? Some states require carbon monoxide detectors in all homes and residences and are approaching the 7-year anniversary of their initial CO alarm replacement legislation.

Smoke Alarm Legislation

Smoke Alarm Legislation

State law may require that smoke alarms are installed in homes and residences. Some states are approaching the 10-year smoke alarm battery backup legislation. Learn more about smoke alarm legislation in your state by using our interactive map.