Why should my home have smoke alarms?

In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones. They are the single most important means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal so you and your family can escape. Smoke alarms are one of the best safety features you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family and your home.

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1. Why should my home have smoke alarms?
2. Where do I put smoke detectors?
3. How do I keep my smoke detector working?
4. What if the alarm goes off while I'm cooking?
5. How long will my smoke alarm last?
6. Anything else I should know about smoke detectors?