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  1. Smoke detector reminder!

    MTO's topic, while tragic, makes me want to send out a reminder to everyone. Change smoke and C/O detector batteries on the first of January if you don't already have a scheduled date. Do it every year! Smoke detectors more than 10 years old and C/O or Smoke/C/O combo units more than 7 years old should be replaced. For reference, Vermont life safety code 101 requires for single family, owner occupied dwellings, new installations, smoke/c/o combined units 1) on every floor 2) in every room with a fuel burning appliance 3) outside (within 15 feet) of each sleeping area 4) 1 detector for every 500 square feet of floor. ( usually by the time you have complied with all the other requirements for detectors the detectors:square foot ratio is taken care of) they require smoke detectors in every bedroom. All new units are to be Hard wired , with battery backup, and are required to use Photoelectric technology. We choose to use BRK SC7010BV combo units and BRK S7010B smoke units. IF YOU DONT REMEMBER CHANGING YOUR BATTERY OR REPLACING DETECTORS IT IS TIME TO DO IT!