Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every storey of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need additional alarms.
For the best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in your home. When one sounds, they all sound. It is especially important to have interconnected smoke alarms if you sleep with the doors closed.
Smoke alarms should be installed at least 3 metres (10 feet) from a cooking appliance. Use a photoelectric alarm or an alarm with a "hush" button if the alarm is between 3 and 6 metres (10 and 20 feet) from a cooking appliance.
If cooking fumes set off alarms, either replace the alarm with one that has a "hush" button, which will silence the alarm for a short period of time, or install a photoelectric type of alarm.
When installing a smoke alarm, follow the instructions that come with the alarm.