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Smoke detectors save lives
By Scott R. Davis


February 25, 2008

Thank you to Carol Baines for bringing up this very important subject! Smoke detectors are required by law in Alaska as well as Carbon Monoxide alarms under AS 18.70.095.

The law can be found at on the state's web site. The law clearly states they are required in dwellings. In addition, if you rent an apartment, the landlord is required to provide one for you. You must maintain it though, and not disable it by removing the battery.

All fire departments have smoke and CO detectors available to anyone that requests them. However, the fire department does not have the authority or personnel to inspect all private residences for the proper placement, maintenance and inspection of these detectors.

If you would like a home fire inspection, you need only to call your local fire department and one will be provided to you.

Education is key.

Smoke detectors save lives.

Scott R. Davis
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Fire Chief, STVFD"

Received February 25, 2008 - Published February 25, 2008


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