(Information provided by the Mankato Department of Public Safety-Fire)
Place residential smoke alarms in each bedroom, in hallways outside bedrooms and on each building level (including
basements). Use smoke alarms certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Check manufacturer’s recommendations for battery replacement.
Minnesota statute (299F.50) requires approved carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in single family homes and multifamily apartment units. Place a minimum of one alarm within 10 feet of each bedroom. Carbon monoxide alarms have an effective life span of five to seven years and should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Learn more.
More information about fire extinguishers is available online.