If you have a fireplace, you need the following safety equipment for your home:
- Fire Extinguisher: You should have one fire extinguisher for every 600 square feet of living space and on every level of your home. Mount fire extinguishers in plain sight, but do not place them directly over or behind a fireplace.
- Smoke Detector: Since smoke rises, smoke detectors should be installed high up on walls or on the ceiling on every level of the home and in or near bedrooms. Interconnected wireless smoke alarms are available so that when one is activated, they all sound an alarm.
- Carbon Monoxide Detector: Carbon monoxide is an odorless colorless gas that is a by-product of combustion from both wood burning and gas burning fireplaces. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every level of the home as well as in or near all sleeping areas.
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