Detection

Verify That Fire Detection Systems Are Working
Make sure the fire detection system works! If fire strikes, smoke detectors and fire alarms alert you to a fire right away, so you can get out of the building safely. Be sure your building has a working fire alarm system and learn to recognize the sound of the alarm. Know where the alarms are located in your building and how to operate them in an emergency.

Install Smoke Alarms
Install smoke alarms on every floor of your own unit. Be sure to place alarms on the ceiling near bedroom areas. This way, if a fire starts while you’re asleep, alarms will wake you before it's too late.

If you notice that smoke detectors in your own unit or in public hallways are beeping, be sure to have their batteries changed or electrical systems checked. Replace dead batteries immediately.