Firex A User Manual
Battery operated, Models a, b, c, e and pb, Important information about your smoke alarm
HIS SMOKE ALARM WILL SOUND A SHORT BEEP WHEN POWER IS CONNECTED
MOKE ALARMS MUST NOT BE USED WITH DETECTOR GUARDS UNLESS THE COMBINATION
OF ALARM AND GUARD HAS BEEN EVALUATED AND FOUND SUITABLE FOR THAT PURPOSE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
YOUR SMOKE ALARM
• Before installing your smoke alarm, you must read this entire
• Install a smoke alarm in each room and area of your home. See
“WHERE YOU SHOULD INSTALL YOUR SMOKE ALARMS.”
• Smoke alarms cannot give you an early warning of fire or smoke
unless you install, use and maintain them by following these
• You must hear the alarm’s warning sound and quickly respond to it to
reduce the risk of damage, injury or death that may result from a fire.
• Your smoke alarm is packaged with the battery disconnected.
Connect it to the battery leads before mounting the smoke alarm.
• A smoke alarm will not work without a good battery installed correctly.
The smoke alarm must be tested when a new battery is installed and
every week after that.
• A smoke alarm that beeps about once per minute means the battery
is weak, and you need a new battery.
• A smoke alarm should never be used, in any case, for more than 10
• Smoke alarms may not alert every household member every time.
There may be limiting circumstances where a household member
may not hear the alarm (e.g., outdoor or indoor noise, sound
sleepers, drug or alcohol usage, the hard of hearing, etc.). If you
suspect that this smoke alarm may not alert a household member,
install and maintain specialty smoke alarms. Current studies have
shown smoke alarms may not awaken all sleeping individuals, and
that it is the responsibility of individuals in the household that are
capable of assisting others to provide assistance to those who may
not be awakened by the alarm sound, or to those who may be
incapable of safely evacuating the area unassisted.
WHAT SMOKE ALARMS CAN DO
Smoke alarms can only HELP protect your home and family against loss
from a fire. The best protection is obtained by installing smoke alarms in
each room, and each other area of the home, making sure the people in
the home will be able to hear and respond to the alarm sound.
Your smoke alarm meets or exceeds the requirements for audibility, or
loudness, set by Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc.
MOKE ALARMS MAY GIVE YOU A WARNING OF FIRE AND SMOKE
IF YOU INSTALL
USE AND MAINTAIN THEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS
MODELS A, B, C,
E and PB
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
Installer: Please leave this
manual with the product.
T I N
R V I C
The ionization type alarms are generally more effective at detecting fast,
flaming fires which consume combustible materials rapidly and spread quickly.
Sources of these fires may include flammable liquids or paper burning in a
waste container. The photoelectric type alarms are generally more effective at
detecting slow, smoldering fires which smolder for hours before bursting into
flame. Sources of these fires may include cigarettes burning in couches or
bedding. However, both types of alarms are designed to provide adequate
detection of both types of fires. If you desire the benefits of both systems, you
should install smoke alarms that combine in one alarm both photoelectric and
ionization sensing technologies.
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