by Susan Pruden
April 17, 2015
I know, sexy headline, right?
Sexier still - to be alive after a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
State law for smoke alarms went into effect July 1, 2013 and mandates that any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old must be replaced with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery. All smoke alarms must be replaced every 10 years, regardless of type. (PDF of image below)
Effective July 1, 2014, Prince George's County mandated that most dwellings in the county must have CO Detectors installed. There should be one carbon monoxide detector installed on each level of the dwelling, in close proximity to sleeping quarters in any residence with gas heating system, fuel burning appliances and/or an attached garage. (PDF of image below.)