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Smoke alarm batteries should be changed with new batteries at least once a year. However, twice a year is recommended. An easy way to remember this is during time change in the Spring and Fall.
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Yes, the Paragould Fire Department installs smoke alarms at no charge. Please call 870-239-7525 to request assistance or fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form.
Yes, the Paragould Fire Department provides smoke alarms at no charge. A fire department representative will make an assessment of the property and provide the required amount of smoke alarms. To request a smoke alarm go to the Smoke Alarm Request.
A smoke alarm that emits a random chirp indicates one of two things. The alarms battery may need to be replaced with a new battery or the alarm may have an internal problem and need to be replaced.
Smoke alarms should be tested once a month. Press the test button and hold it until you hear a beep. If you do not hear a beep try changing the battery. If the smoke alarm is still not functioning properly replace the smoke alarm with a new one or contact the fire department.
Absolutely, hardwired interconnected smoke alarms still require the same monthly testing and yearly battery changes as their stand alone counterparts.