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Smoke Alarm or Detector Requirements Residential Homes or Apartments
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service recommends installing a smoke alarm in every sleeping area, outside each sleeping area, and at least one on every floor including the basement. The specific requirements vary depending on what year the house was built. For more information please see the "Maryland's New Smoke Alarm Law" by clicking on the link. For additional help please contact the local fire department.
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  • MCFRS Public Education - Safety in Our Neighborhood


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