What to do if Nest Protect detects smoke in your home

If Google Nest Protect senses smoke and gives you a Heads-Up during a nuisance alarm (like steam from the shower or smoke from cooking), carefully inspect and address the source of the problem. If smoke reaches alarm level, follow the steps in this article.

If smoke reaches emergency alarm levels, Nest Protect will sound a continuous alarm and tell you it's an emergency. If your alarm is connected to Wi-Fi, you will also receive a push notification from Nest with the instructions below. The Nest app's What to Do feature also provides preparation and planning.

According to fire and safety experts, here are the steps to take
in case of fire:

  • Follow your evacuation plan.
  • Alert small children in the home and those
    who may need extra assistance.
  • Leave the building as quickly as possible.
    Touch doors with the back of your hand
    and make sure they are not hot before
    opening them. Use an alternate exit,
    if necessary. Close the doors behind you
    as you are exiting the building.
  • Meet at a pre-arranged meeting place
    outside the building.
  • Once outside, do a head count and
    call the fire department.
  • DO NOT re-enter the house, unless a
    fire official says it's safe.
  • Follow your evacuation plan.
  • Alert small children in the home and
    those who may need extra assistance.
  • Leave the building as quickly as possible.
    Touch doors with the back of your hand and
    make sure they are not hot before opening them.
    Use an alternate exit, if necessary. Close the
    doors behind you as you are exiting the building.
  • Meet at a pre-arranged meeting place outside
    the building.
  • Once outside, do a head count and call the
    fire department.
  • DO NOT re-enter the house, unless a fire official
    says it's safe.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Be prepared with What to Do in the Nest app

What to Do gives you useful advice on how to
prepare for an emergency ahead of time. You'll
see how to plan an evacuation,
safely exit, and more. When an emergency occurs,
you'll also get essential tips and an emergency
number button so you can call quickly.

Learn more about the Nest app's What to Do feature

Nest app "Stay low" screen

Nest app "What to do in a fire" screen

 

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