New NYS Law Requires Smoke Detector Upgrades by April 1, 2019

**Did you know every day, 7 people die in house fires and tragically most die in homes that don’t have working fire alarms.

**AND the fire death rate in homes with working smoke alarms is 51% less than the rate for homes without this protection.**

**Having a working smoke alarm reduces ones chances of dying in a fire by nearly half!!

*Effective April 1, 2019, a new NY State law requires all NEW or REPLACEMENT smoke detectors in New York State to be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery, or hardwired to the home.

*Homeowners and landlords must upgrade their smoke detectors before selling or renting homes and apartments in New York State.

*You are not required to immediately replace your current smoke detectors, but any replaced or added after April 1st are required to be 10-year battery powered or hardwired. After this date, traditional removable battery smoke alarms will be unavailable for purchase in NY State.

 

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