Lake Township Fire Department
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I have a Smoke Detector in my house?

Answer: Yes, it has been proven here in Lake Township and across the country that Smoke Detectors save lives.

Should I have more than one Smoke Detector in my house?

Answer: Yes, you should have at least one Smoke Detector on each floor of your home and it should be placed just outside the area that your family sleeps.

How often should I check my Smoke Detector?

Answer: Check your Smoke Detectors at least once a month, by pushing the test button until you hear the alarm. You should change the batteries in your Smoke Detectors twice a year, around the time you change your clocks.

Should I have a Carbon Monoxide Detector in my house if I have a Smoke Detector?

Answer: Yes, Carbon Monoxide is an odorless gas that you cannot see. Your smoke detector will not alarm if the gas is present in your home. Read the instructions about the use of these detectors and where to place them in your home.

Should I have a fire extinguisher in my home?

Answer: Yes, as your last defense of a fire in your home or shop. The extinguisher should be kept up to date. You should read the instructions as to its proper use. It should be placed near an exit door.

How do I unthaw frozen pipes in my home?

Answer: You should call an authorized plumber to thaw pipes that are frozen. Never use a kerosene or an electric heater to thaw pipes as this can cause a fire.
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