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Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

DAIL follows the “Residential Single Station Smoke Alarm (Detector) Installation Guidelines” of the Fire and Building Safety Code. (National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code and the VT State Laws).  Please note that DAIL can require additional standards above and beyond this guidance. 

For information on the type and placement of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for the DAIL Shared Living Program, home safety inspection, see the DAIL Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Detector Guidance.

Placement of Fire Extinguisher in Kitchen - Visual examples of fire extinguisher in kitchen, presented by Evergreen 6/23/2022.

Fire Safety Escape Plan - The Housing Fire Safety Escape Plan is a requirement of Home and DAIL funded shared living homes. The plan helps all individuals in a shared living home know how to quickly and safely exit the home in case of an emergency, as independently as possible.  It is required to be posted in the home and practiced regularly. The Fire Safety Plan is required to have a graphic version of the plan as well as a written plan, and is required to be uploaded into the DAIL Housing Portal. (See DAIL Inspection Application User Manual for Service Coordinators)