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Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm safety

Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

Additionally, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms can save your family from fatal exposure to the invisible, colorless gas that can be created from appliances and vehicles at your home.

A few simple steps could save your life:

  • Have a smoke and CO alarm installed on every floor in your home.
  • Make sure to install smoke alarms outside of individual sleeping areas.
  • Be aware that CO alarms don’t substitute for smoke alarms.
  • Know the sound differences between your smoke and CO alarms.

Carbon Monoxide

Smoke alarms

For more information, contact: Fire.Marshal@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 7/22/2022