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Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, and Fire Escapes

Landlords must provide the appropriate type of smoke detectors that are properly working and properly located in the building. Tenants should make sure before moving in that there are a proper number of working smoke detectors. If there are not, the tenants should insist that they are installed before moving in. It is against both state and some local laws for tenants to disable or destroy smoke detectors. Tenants should never remove the batteries of their detectors or otherwise interfere with them working properly. Tenants should check detectors at least monthly to make sure they are working properly and should notify the landlord immediately if they are not. Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are also required by state law and some local laws.

 Click here to see the Vermont Labor & Industry Smoke Detector Law description.

You can find out more about both smoke detector and CO detector requirements from the Fire Safety Division of the Vermont Department of Public Safety: 802.828.2106, Toll Free 800.640.2106.

Note: Burlington has detector requirements that are more stringent than the state code. For more information contact the Burlington Fire Marshal at: 802-864-5577

>REMEMBER - CARBON MONOXIDE and SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!<

 

Fire Safety Regulations Enforced by The Fire Safety Division of the Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

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