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Sleep Soundly with Smoke Alarms in Every Bedroom
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How often do you think about the smoke alarms in your home? If you answered “only when pizza is burning in the oven,” “only when I’m reminded to change the batteries during Daylight Saving Time,” or even “never” – then it’s time to start thinking about the important role smoke alarms play in fire safety.
Minnesota law requires that smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Occupants should be able to hear the alarm no matter where they are in the house.
If you hear a fire alarm, get outside. Do not try to investigate the cause of the alarm and do not assume that it is a false alarm. Leave your house or apartment and call 9-1-1.
Test smoke alarm batteries once a month, change the batteries every six months, clean the alarm with a vacuum several times a year and replace the entire alarm every 10 years.
Don’t damage or dismantle the alarms. Taking out the batteries or disconnecting the wiring prevents the alarm from alerting occupants during a fire.
Take Action in Your Community
You never know when an emergency will arise. Your actions could save a life! Although the Burnsville Fire Department is just a phone call away, it's always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Take a
, learn first aid, enroll in a
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course
, join the
Mobile Volunteer Network
and find additional ways to take action in your community. Whose life could you save?
or on the logo below for more information and to self register.
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100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4512 - Fax
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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