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New Smoke Detector Requirements for Homes Built Before 1975

New Smoke Detector Requirements for Homes Built Before 1975


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Effective December 1, 2016, the the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations will institute new smoke detector requirements for one- and two- family homes built prior to January 1, 1975.  

For residents of Massachusetts, the full details are available in this document located on the Department of Fire Safety web site.  If you own a property, or intend to sell a property, built prior to January 1, 1975, I urge you to become familiar with the new smoke detector code.


Keep your home and its residents safe!



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Comment balloon 4 commentsKathryn Acciari • November 13 2016 04:26AM


Good Morning Kathryn - we have had these for a while in New York and I was certain that other states would follow.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Kathryn Acciari This sounds like a good law to have in place.  I have not heard of it in Florida yet.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Thank you for the information. I hope landlords and home owners will read it.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

You're welcome, Gita. Safety first!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 3 years ago