Protecting your home is simple: Change, Check, Count and Clean!™
Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!
Check Your Smoke Alarms!
After inserting fresh batteries in your Smoke Alarm, make sure the Alarm is working by activating the safety test button. The PGFD recommends that you test all of your Smoke Alarms at least once each month. If you have any doubt regarding the working condition of a Smoke Alarm, we recommend you replace it.
It's best to have at least one working Smoke Alarm on every level of your home, including the basement and family room. To assure optimal protection and avoid false alarms, your Smoke Alarm must be mounted properly. You'll find simple instructions included with every Smoke Alarm you purchase. Should questions remain, we encourage you to visit or contact your Community Fire/EMS Station.
Retire your old Smoke Alarms!
We hope this simple list of tips from the combined, career/volunteer/civilian, members of your Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will help keep your family safe. Please remember that fire prevention is your best course of action. We encourage you to learn more about fire and life safety by visiting your Community Fire/EMS Station. While checking your smoke alarm batteries - remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) alarm as well!!!