The goal of the Rocklin Fire Department is to keep you safe and be there when you need us. Provided on this page are some helpful hints and tips that we would like to share with you. The page covers a wide range of topics from smoke alarms to home fire sprinklers, evacuation plans and basic fire safety. Please take a moment and review this information and when in doubt call 911.  If there is no emergency and you are in need of assistance please call 916-625-5400.

Smoke Alarms at Home

Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. You may even consider installing alarms in the basement.

People who are hard of hearing can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.

Test smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year. Do not change the battery if your smoke alarm contains lithium batteries. The alarm will let out a periodic “chirping” sound when the battery needs to be replaced.

It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms but you need to remember that when one battery backup is low, all the detectors will sound.  Its best to change all batteries simultaneously.

Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as the manufacturer recommends.