Where should smoke alarms be installed?
Smoke alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Current laws also require a smoke alarm in each sleeping area. On floors without bedrooms, alarms should be installed in or near living areas such as dens, living rooms or family rooms.

For more information, please view the smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspection information sheet.

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1. Where can I get help with the installation of a child safety seat?
2. Is it okay to burn leaves, grass or trash?
3. A fire hydrant is leaking. Who should I notify?
4. What should I do if my carbon monoxide alarm activates?
5. There is an odor, but no visible fire or spark in an appliance, what should I do?
6. How do I schedule a smoke & carbon monoxide alarm certification inspection for the sale of my home?
7. Where should smoke alarms be installed?
8. I am a senior citizen. Can I receive a free smoke alarm?
9. A member of my family is disabled. What does he/she need to do during a fire?
10. Where can I dispose of old gasoline / oil / paint?
11. Who do I contact about a fire extinguisher that is broken or needs to be recharged?
12. My basement is flooded. Can the Fire Department assist me?
13. I locked myself out of my house. Will the Fire Department assist me to gain access?
14. I called 9-1-1 for a medical emergency and a fire truck came to my home. Why is this?
15. Why do I have to dial 9-1-1? Can't I call the fire station directly and save time?
16. Why do so many fire trucks have to respond?
17. How can I receive a copy of a fire incident report for my insurance company?
18. I just moved into my home and my insurance company needs to know the distance to the nearest fire hydrant. What is the distance and where would I find it?
19. What important information should I advise my homeowners association or fire insurance carrier about the Cherry Hill Fire Department?
20. Does the Cherry Hill Fire Department participate in telephone solicitations?
21. I saw Cherry Hill Fire Department Units responding outside of Cherry Hill. Why were they doing that?
22. I saw a fire truck at the local supermarket and some firefighters were inside buying food. Why do firefighters use fire trucks to tend to non-emergency business?