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Smoke Alarms
By Carol Baines


February 21, 2008

Regarding smoke detectors: I think that if there are children in the dwelling, it should be against the law to remove the battery from a smoke detector, and the law should be strictly enforced. What's the point of having a smoke detector if it's going to be disabled?

If the alarm goes off because it is near a stove, then it should be removed and re-installed farther away from the stove. Opening the kitchen window also helps remove the smoke and prevents a sensitive alarm from going off unnecessarily. Just simple things like these might help prevent a tragedy. Sleeping children can't protect themselves, so it's up to us adults to do so.

Thank you.

Carol Baines
Ketchikan, AK

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Received February 18, 2008 - Published February 21, 2008


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