Do you know everything you need to know about fire and carbon monoxide safety? Take this short home safety quiz from Hometrader.ca to test your knowledge:
Home Safety Quiz:
Protect your family from fire and carbon monoxide
1. Smoke and CO alarms last forever whether hardwired, plug in or battery powered. [ T ] [ F ]
2. CO alarms must be installed on the ceiling, like smoke alarms. [ T ] [ F ]
3. There are two types of smoke alarms, each with different sensing technology. [ T ] [ F ]
4. There is dangerous radiocative material in smoke alarms. [ T ] [ F ]
5. It is illegal to throw out a smoke or CO alarm into the regular garbage. [ T ] [ F ]
6. Having working smoke alarms increases your chance of escaping a fire by 50 per cent.
7. On average, you have less than three minutes to escape a fire before it reaches 'flashover'. [ T ] [ F ]
8. You need to rewire your home if you want to install interconnected smoke alarms - when one rings they all ring.
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1. F -- Replace smoke alarms every 10 years and CO alarms every seven years.
2. F -- The deadly gas mixes with air, so an alarm can be installed at any height.
3. T -- Ionization alarms are best for kitchen areas.
4. F -- While ionization smoke alarms do have a small radioative component in its sensor, you get 500 times more radiation from eating vegetables than you do from a smoke alarm in a whole year.
5. F -- Homeowners may safely dispose of personal use smoke alarms, up to 10 at one time, in their regular garbage stream. In british Columbia, there is a pilot recycling program underway in conjunction with all smoke alarm manufacturers.
6. T -- Studies prove it. Install one on every level and inside bedrooms if you sleep with the doors closed.
7. T -- Many factors, including the materials used in home furnishings, have reduced average time to escape from over 10 minutes to less than three minutes.
8. F -- Some models are wireless and interconnected so they can be installed in older homes with no expensive rewiring required.
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By Antiao H