Why do you need working smoke alarms?
• Home fires burn hotter and faster than ever before.
• Smoke from a fire contains deadly toxic chemicals.
• Working smoke alarms give you an early warning, increasing your chance of escape.
Where do you install smoke alarms?
• Inside each sleeping area.
• Outside each sleeping area.
• At least one on every level of the home.
Where can you get smoke alarms?
• Wired, interconnected smoke alarms are sold at many retailers nationwide.
• Most fire departments in Tennessee provide *FREE* smoke alarm installations.
Need help finding your local fire department, then visit tnmap.tn.gov/fdtn.
For more fire safety tips, visit tn.gov/fire.
Every day, 435 children are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries and two children die as a result of being burned. You can help protect children by installing and maintaining smoke alarms in your home on every floor and near all rooms where family members sleep. Test smoke alarms once a month to make sure they are working properly.
- Have a family escape plan and practice that plan with your children. Make sure everyone knows at least two ways out of each room and have a central meeting place outside where everyone knows to meet.
- Never leave food cooking unattended on the stove. Supervise children when they are near
- cooking surfaces.
- Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders.