Erie Fire Code (aka International Fire Code)
Information Regarding Smoke Detectors
The National Fire Protection Association requires smoke detectors be located in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on each floor. Materials used in modern furnishings have the ability to spread fire more quickly than in the past. Many old homes are not up to standard and it is recommended to home owners that they bring their houses up to code.
Click the link below for a guide on how to install smoke detectors.
Information Regarding Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide is a gas without odor or color that is created when fuel is burned incompletely. Fuels such as; wood, coal, gasoline, gas, propane, methane, and oil. Common sources of carbon monoxide are vehicles, generators, heating units, and cooking units. Exposure to high amounts of carbon monoxide can be deadly.
Carbon Monoxide detectors should be installed outside all sleeping areas and on all levels of the home.
For more information about Carbon Monoxide, follow the link below.