Q: Where should I install smoke detectors in my house?
A: Smoke alarms shall be installed in the following locations:
- In each sleeping room.
- Outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.
- On each additional story of the dwelling, including basements but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwellings or dwelling units with split-levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, a smoke alarm installed on the upper level shall suffice for the adjacent lower level provided that the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.
Q: Does the Fire Department inspect for smoke detectors?
A: Nottingham Fire Rescue would be glad to inspect smoke detector installations. Contact the fire station during normal business hours at (603) 679-5666 to schedule an appointment.