carbon monoxide detectors: Evolution of the Code - 03/23/21 10:49 AM
One size doesn't fit all when it comes to the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector requirements in Massachusetts. The regulations have changed over the years adopting new technologies and placement requirements to make us safer and prevent loss of life and property. 
One and two-family homes built before 1975 are permitted to have battery-operated smoke detectors. After 1975 they are required to have hardwired and interconnected smoke alarms with battery backup.
Changes were made to the code in 1997, 2008, 2011, and on December 1, 2016, the ten-year sealed battery requirement went into effect for homes built before 1975. The Carbon monoxide … (0 comments)

carbon monoxide detectors: Spring Forward, Check Your Detectors - 03/17/21 07:22 AM
Changing the clocks in the spring and fall has created a tradition to prompt us to test our smoke detectors and change the batteries. Since the onset of this tradition, a lot has changed with smoke detectors, their technology, their placement requirements, and the addition of carbon monoxide detectors. These updates are designed to keep us safe and to minimize loss of life and damage to our homes.
The most recent change to the fire code in Massachusetts was regarding homes that sold after December 1, 2016, requiring homes built before January 1, 1975, be equipped with smoke detectors containing a 10-year … (3 comments)

carbon monoxide detectors: It's Time to Check your Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors - 03/11/13 11:22 AM
It's Time to Check your Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Every time you move your clocks ahead.. in the Spring and Back in the fall, it is important to check your smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly and change the batteries.
It is a requirement that the Smoke Detectors and Carbon monoxide detectors be certified by the local fire department in Greenfield, Franklin County, the Pioneer Valley, Western Massachusetts and all of Massachusetts prior to the sale of a home.
There must be a Smoke Detector within 10' of a Bedroom, at the base of the stairs including the basement stairs. There … (0 comments)