Sunday, November 20, 2016

New Fire Code Takes Effect December 1st

Starting next month there are new regulations concerning placement of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. To be fair, they aren't much different than what we've been doing for the last year or so, since the new Eastham Fire Chief (Chief Kent Farrenkopf) has been in office. The new rules can be found ... Here.

Of note, two additional points that need to be made. 1) All smoke and CO detectors need to be less than 10 years old. And 2) many of our homes sit unoccupied for weeks at a time - longer than the 'chirp' period of a failing smoke detector battery. It becomes imperative that the batteries get changed annually. A completely dead smoke detector is of no use. 

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