Recommendations On Smoke Detectors
With regard to the number and placement of smoke/heat detectors, we subscribe to
the recommendations contained in the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA)
Standard #72 noted below.
Early warning fire detection is best achieved by the installation of fire detection
equipment in all rooms and areas of the household as follows: A smoke detector
installed outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the
bedrooms and on each additional story of the family living unit, including basements
and excluding crawl spaces and unfinished attics.
In addition, the NFPA recommends that you install heat or smoke detectors in the
living room, dining room, bedroom(s), kitchen, hallway(s), attic, furnace room, utility
and storage rooms, basements, and attached garages.
Smoke Detectors for Minimum Protection
Smoke Detectors for Additional Protection
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