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Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
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New Smoke Alarm Law Effective Jan 1, 2018
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December 23, 2017

Did you know there is a new Maryland smoke alarm law going into effect on January 1, 2018?

Maryland has joined many other states in requiring battery-only smoke alarms be replaced with a 10-year, long-life battery smoke alarm. Smoke alarms should be retired once they are 10 years old or if they stop functioning before that. Be sure to test your smoke alarms monthly.

GWGVFD offers free home safety inspections and can replace your smoke detectors for free. If you would like to schedule a home visit to inspect and replace your old smoke detectors, please go here:
http://www.gwgvfd.org/content/moresafety/homeSafetyVisit.cfm

For more information about the law, please go here:
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcfrs-info/news/2013/07162013.html

To learn how to properly dispose of a smoke alarm, please go here:
http://m.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/how/smoke-alarms.html

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