Install smoke detectors on every level of your home, including the basement if you have one. For extra safety, install smoke detectors both inside and outside sleeping areas. Since smoke and many deadly gases rise, installing your smoke detectors at the proper level will provide you with the earliest warning possible.
In most cases, all you will need is a screwdriver to install a smoke detector. Be sure to follow the directions from the manufacturer because each brand is different. If you are unable or not sure what to do, contact the Bedford Fire Department at 817-952-2500 and firefighters will come to your home to install the detectors, free of charge.