How many smoke detectors do I need in my home?

Current codes require that all rooms used for sleeping purposes be protected by smoke detectors. New construction requires that the detectors be hard wired to the building`s electrical system, with battery back-up. Hallways which lead to sleeping rooms also require detectors. While not required by current codes, we also recommend that you install carbon monoxide detectors in your home if you have a device which burns fossil fuels. Gas heaters, furnaces, oil fired boilers, fireplaces and wood stoves are examples.

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1. Who enforces fire safety regulation in the town and county?
2. What Fire Codes are enforced by the Fire Department?
3. Are Fire Code and Electrical Code requirements the same for the Town and County?
4. How much do inspections cost?
5. How do I arrange for an fire inspection, demonstration, station tour or presentation?
6. Does the Fire Department provide smoke detectors?
7. Does the Fire Department provide educational handouts?
8. How do I report a leaking or damaged fire hydrant?
9. My smoke detector beeps about every minute. What`s wrong with it?
10. How do I report a controlled burn?
11. What kind of things can I burn?
12. I would like to buy a fire extinguisher. What kind should I buy?
13. I had a small fire which I extinguished. Now what should I do?
14. Are fire sprinkler systems required in homes?
15. How many smoke detectors do I need in my home?
16. What do I need to do to properly install my new wood stove?
17. How often should I clean my chimney?