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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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Cheshire Fire and Rescue Serviceis supporting the month-long campaign as part of a national initiative run by the Home Office, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of not having a smoke alarm as well as top tips when purchasing and fitting one.
"As well as working smoke alarms, ensure you have clear escape routes to enable you and your family to exit your home as quickly as possible."
Firefighters from the United Kingdom were duped by a parrot that made a confusingly convincing imitation of a smoke alarm.
"We've provided life-saving smoke alarms to Texas fire departments since 2005," said Mark Hanna, an ICT spokesperson.
Landlords are required to provide smoke alarms near all bedroom entrances and inside every bedroom, with at least one alarm on every floor of every living unit.
BSI, which issues the official smoke alarm Kitemark says "whatever technology type is used, the alarm gives adequate warning when there is a real fire".
American Red Cross volunteers will canvass Eugene neighborhoods later this month to install smoke alarms free of charge and provide other home safety information.
Helen and George Borg, of Stanley Street West, North Shields, were asleep in bed when they were woken by the smoke alarm at about 12.45am on August 4.
In the year 2013-14, there were 105 accidental house fires in privately rented accommodation across Tyne and Wear, almost a quarter of which did not have smoke alarms fitted.
Nuisance alarms are one of the main reasons people disable smoke alarms, and that's not a good idea, especially in the kitchen where the majority of fires start.
According to the NFPA, three of every five home fire deaths in the United States result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.