Smoke Detector Info

Siloam Springs Fire Department

Smoke Detector Information


Are your smoke alarms still in working order? A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is just the same as having no smoke alarm at all. A smoke alarm only works when it is properly installed and regularly tested. Below are some general maintenance tips.

Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery

· Test the alarm monthly.

· Replace the batteries at least once every year.

· Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.

Smoke alarm that is hardwired into your home’s electrical system

· Test the alarm monthly.

· Replace the backup battery at least once every year.

· Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms–

The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms

Your Siloam Springs Fire department would love to help! We offer a free smoke detector program– Simply call 479-524-3103 and we will set up an appointment for our crews to come and install needed smoke detectors in your home.

For more information give us a call at 479-524-3103 or visit www.usfa.fema.gov