Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!


This week, October 4-10, is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.

Test your knowledge about fire safety with the quiz below. Be sure to like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ServiceMasterOfTheKeyCity) so that you can see the answers to all the questions!

A smoke alarm should be installed where?

  1. In all children’s bedrooms
  2. In the master bedroom
  3. In the guest room
  4. Where ever someone sleeps
  5. All of the above

Interconnected smoke alarms are best because ____ ?

  1. If one sounds, they all sound.
  2. Only one smoke alarm will sound.
  3. Sound travels.
  4. They are installed in every room.

Smoke alarms should be tested at least how often?

  1. Once an hour
  2. Once a day
  3. Once a week
  4. Once a month

Smoke alarms should be replaced how often?

  1. When it chirps
  2. Every 5 years
  3. Every 10 years
  4. Every 15 years

If the smoke alarm sounds…

  1. Check to see if there is a fire.
  2. Get outside and stay outside.
  3. Look for smoke.
  4. Open windows and stay inside.

Half of home fire deaths happen between which hours?

  1. 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  2. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  3. 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  4. 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

In reported home fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost 1/2 of the smoke alarms…

  1. Were defective.
  2. Had dead batteries.
  3. Had missing or disconnected batteries.
  4. Were improperly installed.

When a smoke alarm sounds, you may have less than how many minutes to escape?

  1. 1-2 minutes
  2. 2-3 minutes
  3. 3-4 minutes
  4. 4-5 minutes

Every home needs what?

  1. Working smoke alarms.
  2. A smoke alarm on every level of the home, inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area.
  3. A home escape plan.
  4. All of the above.

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since when?

  1. 1920
  2. 1921
  3. 1922
  4. 1923

If your smoke alarm makes a chirping sound…

  1. Clean it using a vacuum hose.
  2. Replace the battery and then test the alarm.
  3. Replace the smoke alarm.
  4. Test the alarm.

Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. © 2015 NFPA.