How Long Does a 9V Battery Last in a Fire Alarm?

Answer Smoke alarms provide vital early warning of a fire, giving people more preparation and escape time. The 9V battery common to many fire alarms needs regular changing and testing to ensure the alarm ... Read More »

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How to Pull a Fire Alarm?

If there is a fire and the building's smoke detectors haven't detected it yet, what should you do? Here is how you activate the building's fire alarm system. Pull stations are easy to spot!

Fire alarm going off for no reason?

You replace it. Something is interfereing with the sensor. Dust can do this or a spider. It is more reasonable to replace a $20 safety device than mess with it and not know if you fixed it or br... Read More »

What to do if the fire alarm in your building is going off?

On One Hand: Leave the Building ImmediatelyMany fire marshals recommend that all people in the building evacuate immediately when a fire alarm goes off. Some hesitate to leave because there is a ch... Read More »

How often do fire alarm batteries need replacing?

The U.S. Fire Administration advises that when you change your clocks for daylight savings time, you should also change the batteries in your fire alarm. Other than some dusting, they do not requir... Read More »