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WE VISIT HOMES AND INSTALL FREE 10-YEAR SEALED SMOKE ALARMS
Home Inspections in at-risk neighborhoods
MySafe:LA conducts community canvassing operations on a nearly weekly basis. Our public safety teams go door-to-door, talking with residents, and when permitted inside, inspecting homes for fire hazards. We also install FREE smoke alarms and CO detectors wherever needed.
Smoke alarms are essential for home fire safety. It’s also the law that all homes in California have 10-year, sealed smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms give an early warning in the event of a fire, and give you and your family a chance to get out of the house safely. Once outside, your family should gather at a pre-designated “safe meeting spot.”
Only working smoke alarms save lives. Here’s what to do to keep smoke alarms in working order:
Test your alarm every month by pressing the test button and listening for the beep
Keep your alarm dust free – clean it at least once a year
Never paint over a smoke alarm or cover it with anything
Replace smoke alarms every 10 years
IMPORTANT: Every family should create a family escape plan and should practice evacuating in the event of a fire. Do this at least twice a year – once during the day, and once at night. REMEMBER: Young children may sleep through a smoke alarm’s tones, so at night, if an alarm goes off, check on your kids before exiting the house.