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Michigan Firefighters, Volunteers Install Smoke Detectors

Firefighters and volunteers have installed about 10,000 smoke detectors in homes in Saginaw, Mich., during an eight-month period. The Saginaw News reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Protection and Safety Grant paid for most of the cost of …

Indiana City Defends Smoke Detector Ordinance

Attorneys for the Indiana city of Bloomington defending an ordinance requiring hard-wired smoke detectors in rental properties say Indiana law allows local rules to be tougher than state regulations. Bloomington property owners have sued to block a smoke-detector ordinance requiring …

California Company Tries to Smarten up Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there’s no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run …

Smoke Detectors Allowed 3 to Escape California House Fire

Southern California firefighters say smoke detectors woke three people who safely escaped flames enveloping their Mojave Desert home. The garage was fully engulfed in flames that were spreading to the 2,500-square-foot Hesperia home when San Bernardino County firefighters arrived at …