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Where is the proper location for smoke detectors?
The proper location for a smoke detector is generally on the ceiling at least four inches out from the wall. If a smoke detector must be placed on a wall, install it at least four inches down from the ceiling but no lower than 12 inches from the ceiling.

Fire Department | Smoke Detectors

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1. Why smoke detectors and not heat detectors?
2. How many smoke detectors should I have?
3. Where is the proper location for smoke detectors?
4. How are smoke detectors powered?
5. Who should install my smoke detector?
6. How do I test my smoke detector?

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