Here are the current requirements regarding smoke alarm installation in California, from the California State Fire Marshal. For more details, see the bulletin here- and stay safe by using smoke alarms to protect you and your family from house fires!
Where are smoke alarms required?
- In each sleeping room
- Outside of each sleeping room
- On each floor
Where are smoke alarms not required?
- In the kitchen, bathroom, or garage
- Any battery-powered smoke alarm must contain a non-removable battery that is rated to last 10 years.
- All new smoke alarms must have a label showing date of installation and manufacture, and incorporate a hush feature.
- All existing 120 VAC smoke alarms must comply with the 10-year sealed battery provision.
Upcoming requirement deadlines
- Landlords must upgrade all rental units to comply with current building smoke alarm codes by January 1st, 2016.
- All existing hotels and motels with a fossil fuel burning heater or appliance, fireplace, or attached garage must have carbon monoxide devices installed by January 1st, 2016.