In mom’s Island home there were no smoke detectors, CO monitor, and the fire extinguisher was something out of the 70’s (the fire department identified it for me). Should there have been a fire, the place would have burnt to the ground as the antique extinguisher is so heavy there’s no way mom could have picked it up. Cast Iron. I could barely get it into the car. I am not weak.
This is a house heated by wood and diesel, and whose kitchen is powered by propane. But, you know, smoke alarms get bossy when their batteries run low, so why have them? My parents ripped the smoke detectors out of their mainland house too. I remedied that problem. The Island house is now equipped with the requisite safety gear.