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smoke detector

n.
An alarm device that automatically detects the presence of smoke. Also called smoke alarm.
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Research shows people without a working smoke alarm in their home are twice as likely to die in a fire.
99 and the First Alert Smoke Alarm and Automatic Night Light for $11.
Effective public health strategies to reduce residential fire-related injuries and deaths should include 1) smoke alarm installation, 2) monthly testing of smoke alarms, 3) reduction of residential fire hazards, 4) the design and practice of fire escape plans, 5) fire-safety education, and 6) the implementation of smoke alarm ordinances.
In the mid 70s, the first Residential Smoke Alarms appeared on the market.
Using better smoke alarms will drastically reduce the loss of life among citizens and fire fighters because it will mean earlier detection of fires and result in faster response by emergency crews.
Under Oregon law, landlords are supposed to provide smoke alarms in rentals.
Last year, in nearly half of all fires in the home where the smoke alarm did not give a warning, the reason was that the alarm was positioned incorrectly or not close enough to detect the fire.
A further 1,600 had smoke alarms, but they were not working properly - either because the battery was flat or had been removed, or because they had been wrongly installed.
Amanda said: "My children and I were fast asleep upstairs at around 1:40am and I woke up when the smoke alarm started beeping.
CLEVELAND Fire Brigade is encouraging people across Teesside to check their smoke alarms as they change their clocks this weekend.
Service spokesman Vaughan Jenkins said: "When a smoke alarm has been fitted it is vital that it is tested regularly, preferably every week, to ensure that it works properly.