SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

ONE & TWO FAMILY DWELLING

SMOKE & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Homes built prior to 1976

Smoke detectors outside sleeping area and on each level (including basement)

Smoke detectors can be battery operated

Smoke detectors not required to be interconnected

Smoke detectors required every 1,000 sq./ft.

Carbon monoxide detectors outside sleeping areas and on each finished level

Carbon monoxide detectors can be battery operated

Carbon monoxide detectors not required to be interconnected

Plug in carbon monoxide detectors are not permitted

All detectors cannot be more than 10 years old

Homes built January 1, 1977 through December 31, 2001

Smoke detectors outside sleeping area and on each level (including basement)

Smoke detectors hard-wired with battery backup

Smoke detectors shall be required to be interconnected

Smoke detectors required every 1,000 sq./ft.

Carbon monoxide detectors outside sleeping areas and on each finished level

Carbon monoxide detectors can be battery operated

Carbon monoxide detectors not required to be interconnected

Plug in carbon monoxide detectors are not permitted

All detectors cannot be more than 10 years old

Homes built January 1,2002 through February 19, 2004

Smoke detectors outside sleeping area and on each level (including basement)

Smoke detectors hard-wired with battery back up

Smoke detectors required to be interconnected

Smoke detectors required every 1,000 sq./ft.

Carbon monoxide detectors outside sleeping areas and on each finished level

Carbon monoxide detectors hard -wired with battery backup

Carbon monoxide detector required to be interconnected

Plug in carbon monoxide detectors are not permitted

All detectors cannot be more than 10 years old

 Homes built February 20,2004 through December 31,2012

Smoke detectors inside each bedroom, outside sleeping areas and on each level (including basement)

Smoke detectors hard-wired with battery backup

Smoke detectors required to be interconnected

Smoke detectors required at bottom of basement stairs *

Smoke detectors required every 1,000 sq./ft.

Carbon monoxide detectors outside sleeping areas and on each level including basement

Carbon monoxide detectors hard-wired with battery backup

Carbon monoxide detectors required to be interconnected

Plug in carbon monoxide detectors are not permitted

Heat detectors required in attached garages

All detectors cannot be more than 10 years old

Homes built on and after January 1, 2013

 Smoke detectors inside each bedroom, outside sleeping areas and on each level (including basement)

Smoke detectors hard-wired with battery backup

Smoke detectors required to be interconnected

Smoke detectors required at bottom of basement stairs*

Smoke detectors required every 1,000 sq./ft.

Carbon monoxide detectors outside sleeping areas and on each level including basement

Carbon monoxide detectors hard-wired with battery backup

Carbon monoxide detectors required to be interconnected

Plug in carbon monoxide detectors not permitted

Heat detectors required in attached garage

Al detectors cannot be more than 10 years old

*Per Rhode Island Board of Appeal and Review blanket variance dated January 15, 2013 – File # 13-01

(interpretation)                                                                                                                                 Updated October 5th,  2017

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Part of the fire prevention Bureau is responsible for communicating fire safety messages to all of its customers from preschool through senior citizens. This is accomplished through community programs including CPR and first aid classes annual open house in special events through school programs