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 pictographs (USFA)
- Carbon monoxide Q&A (TDI/SFMO)
- Carbon monoxide tip sheet (NFPA)
- Tips to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning (TDI video)
- How often should you change the batteries in a smoke alarm? (TDI video)
- Research: Smoke alarms in US house fires (NFPA)
- Smoke alarm pictographs (USFA)
- Smoke alarm tip sheet (NFPA)
- “We’re Out to Alarm Texas” Smoke alarm donation program (Texas Insurance Council)