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Smoke Alarms Save Lives But Only if They Work

​People die every year in Minnesota homes where smoke alarms are absent or not properly working. 

Those deaths are preventable, which is why State Fire Marshal Bruce West urges everyone to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly. Batteries should be changed at least once a year. Alarms should be replaced after 10 years. Learn more about smoke alarms in this fact sheet.

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Video Description: A mother whose son died last year from carbon monoxide poisoning while ice fishing on Leech Lake recently spoke about his death publicly for the first time in hopes of saving another family the heartache of losing a loved one.