Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
Smoke, carbon monoxide and propane detectors must be installed in accordance with the 2019 California Residential Code (CRC). All alarms should comply with the California State Fire Marshal's requirements for listing
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. It is because of this event and other Large Loss Life events that we talk about fire prevention and fire safety.
~ In each bedroom or sleeping area.
~ Directly outside of each bedroom or sleeping area.
~ On each story of the dwelling, including basements, but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics.
~ Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4 inches from the wall, or on the wall 4 to 12 inches from the ceiling. Do not install near drafty areas such as windows.
~ On every level of a dwelling, including basements.
~ Any location where propane appliances are used.
~ The lowest conditioned space and any crawl space in the dwelling.