Question: Do Smoke Alarms Have a Shelf Life?

Answer: Yes!

With the increase in popularity of the ten year smoke alarms, many people fail to check when their smoke alarm was purchased. If you look on the back of your smoke alarm you will see a date of manufacture. If you check your smoke alarm this weekend to go with daylight savings time and learn it is expired, please replace the unit. 

The Willow Grove Fire Company does provide smoke alarms to those who need them. We ask everyone to check their smoke alarm this weekend to ensure it works or if you have an older model that uses a battery, replace the battery.