Smoke Alarm Facts

Did you know that smoke alarms expire 10 years after the manufacturing date stamped on the backside of the alarm? Alarms are typically hard wired with a battery back-up or are battery powered. Alarms are also now available with 10 year lithium ion batteries. They also come as a combo unit that detects both smoke and carbon monoxide.

You should have at least one on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. When replacing batteries, if you have interconnected alarms, you must replace all batteries (not just the chirping alarm).

St. Johns Fire District will do a no cost home walkthrough to check and discuss smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Please contact Deputy Fire Marshal Stephen Mantie, 843-559-9194, ext 218.

-Submitted by Deputy Fire Marshal Stephen Mantie

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