SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE INFORMATION
When it comes to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, NH State Fire Marshal, J. William Degnan, has these important reminders:
* Residents are urged to
have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on each level of their
homes immediately outside of their sleeping areas.
* Smoke alarms should also be placed inside bedrooms and interconnected so that if one alarm sounds then all will sound.
Smoke alarms that are 10 years or older should be replaced because
they lose their effectiveness and may not alert you to a fire.
* Every residence should have at least two exit routes cleared of storage and snow to assure that you can escape a fire.
Marshal Degnan reports that the State of NH alone has had 12 lives lost
so far this year due to fires and carbon monoxide. All of these
tragedies are preventable.