NFPA Journal asks if you replace your smoke alarm every 10 years

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jan 24, 2013

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d40663799970c-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d40663799970c-120wi|alt=Outreach_240|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Outreach_240|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d40663799970c!Amy LeBeau's friend, Brooke, had installed smoke alarms in all the necessary places throughout her home and checked the batteries regularly. When she had a fire in her home, however, the smoke smoke alarms never sounded. She didn't know that the alarms have to be replaced every 10 years. Amy's column "Close to Home" in the most recent issue of NFPA Journal tells Brooke's story and challenges us to get this important fire safety message out to friends and family.