Firefighters: Homeowners check smoke detectors

(March 7, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Daylight saving time is a good opportunity to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Grand Rapids Fire Department officials were handing out free advice Saturday to people at the West Michigan Home and Garden Show.

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Officials say it’s best to test your detectors once a month and change out the batteries twice a year. The entire unit should be replaced every 10 years.

Fire officials say for most homes having just one smoke detector is not enough.

“The recommendation from the National Fire Association is to have smoke alarms in the bedrooms, hallway outside the bedrooms, main floor, basement at a minimum,” said Michael Curtis with GRFD.

The GRFD has a program where they provide Grand Rapids homeowners with free smoke alarms and install them in your home.

For more information you can call 616.456.3966.

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