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MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
MRRP Smoke Alarm Web Training
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  • 1. Orange County Safe Apartment Online Training:
    Maintaining Working Smoke Alarms in Apartment Homes
  • 2. Risk Message
    More than 2,000 people in the United States, die each year in residential fires with no working smoke alarm.
    Working smoke alarms save lives during fires.
  • 3. Participant will Learn Smoke Alarm Requirements by:
    Understanding the risk associated with not maintaining your smoke alarm in good working condition.
    Knowing the type of smoke alarm system installed in your apartment community.
    Identifying whether or not the smoke alarm in your apartment community are provided in the proper locations.
    Learning why it is important to establish a policy that ensures the smoke alarms are maintained in good working condition.
  • 4. History of Smoke Alarms
    By January 1, 1987 the Health and Safety Code require all residential units to be equipped with smoke alarm devices.
    Since the early 1970’s apartments which are three (3) or more stories in height or which contain fifteen (15) or more units under one roof are generally required to provide a monitored automatic fire alarm system.
    Various system designs may exist depending on the year the complex was built.
  • 5. Know your Types of Smoke Alarms Systems
  • 6. Smoke Alarms Powered by Building Electrical Systems
    • Smoke alarms that are wired to the building household electrical system are typically installed by an electrician when the building was built
     
    • Your smoke alarms shall be tested at least once a month
    • 7. Replace the battery for your hardwired smoke alarms equipped with battery backup every six months or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Smoke Alarms Powered by Building Electrical Systems
    •  Replace smoke alarms at least every ten years or as your manufacture recommends
    • 8. Replace smoke alarms if they don’t respond properly when tested
     
    • Smoke alarms shall be located in every sleeping area, in the hallway leading to every sleeping area and on every level of the apartment
  • Smoke alarms Systems Powered by Batteries
    • Smoke alarms not connected to the building household electrical power
    • 9. Smoke alarms shall be tested at least once a month
     
    • Your apartment smoke alarm may have standard batteries that need to be replaced every six months
  • Smoke alarms Systems Powered by Batteries
    • Your apartment may have on of the newer smoke alarms powered by 10 year life batteries; if so, do not attempt to replace the battery
     
    • Replace smoke alarms at least every ten years
    • 10. Replace your smoke alarm if they don’t respond properly when tested
  • Smoke alarms Systems Powered by Batteries
    Change Batteries Every 6 months
    Change Smoke Alarms every 10 years
  • 11. Commercial Smoke Detection System
    • Commercial Smoke detection system is;
    • 12. Powered by a low voltage power supply.
    • 13. Connected to a fire alarm control unit
    • 14. Will dial a central control station, which contacts the fire department
    • 15. If you have a commercial fire alarm system, it shall be tested by a licensed fire alarm company at least once a year
    • 16. Provides a copy of annual fire alarm testing report
  • Smoke Alarm Location
    Smoke alarms shall be located in every sleeping area
    In the hallway leading to every sleeping area
    On every level of the apartment
    If your residences are having nuisance alarms, your smoke are may not be in the proper location
  • 17. Smoke Alarms
    Install – Have the right type of smoke alarm in the right places.
    Inspect – Test your smoke alarms and teach your residence how to test them too.
    Protect – Have a plan for what to do when a smoke alarms activates and inform your residence on what to too when they hear a smoke alarm.
  • 18. Smoke Alarm Review
    Please complete the smoke alarm review:
    Smoke Alarm Review

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