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Do I really need smoke alarms in my home?

We can't emphasize enough the importance of properly located and maintained smoke alarms in the home. Without a doubt, they are the simplest, cheapest and most effective way to provide an early warning against a fire.

How many smoke alarms should I have?

Smoke detectors are the first line of defense and if properly placed play an important role in the early warning of a fire. You should have at least one on every level of your home (including the basement and attic), and one detector in each bedroom.

Should I buy a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers are worth the investment. Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher can prevent small fires from becoming larger, minimizing the spread and damage of fire. Always call 9-1-1 first before attempting to extinguish a fire. There are many different types of fire extinguishers on the market to choose from, if you need assistance in choosing the right type for you, contact the Fire Marshal's Office during normal business hours.

Northampton Township

Administration Building
55 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954

Phone: (215) 357-6800 Fax: (215) 357-1251

Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm