Recommendations on Smoke Detectors
With regard to the number and placement of smoke/heat detectors, we
subscribe to the recommendations contained in
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
the National Fire
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