Why have a smoke alarm? The cause of most fire deaths is smoke – not flames. Most fire deaths and injuries occur between midnight and 8 am when people are asleep. Seconds count – you have less than three minutes to escape a house fire. The earlier a smoke alarm alerts you to a fire, the more likely you will get out alive
Oregon law requires ionization-only smoke alarms that are solely battery-powered to come equipped with a 10-year battery and a hush feature. Some alarms with 10-year batteries are also made to be tamper proof.
Test & Replace
• Test smoke alarms before automatically changing the battery.
• Follow manufacturer instructions when testing and maintaining alarms.
• Replace all smoke alarms 10 years old or older.
Additional smoke alarm information available at the Office of State Fire Marshal: