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Set clocks ahead one hour Sunday and replace smoke alarm batteries

11 March, 2018, 01:09 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • The Montreal Fire Department wants residents to change their smoke alarm batteries twice a year

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to take the time to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting clocks forward one hour this Sunday night, March 11th, 2018. "Working smoke alarms can give you the extra seconds needed to get out safely", fire department spokesman Capt. Michael Black said in a statement.

The Davenport Fire Department is encouraging citizens to change the batteries in smoke alarms and verify that the smoke alarms are working.

In addition, fire officials said spring is a good time for families to create or review a home fire escape plan.

The IAFC also says consider replacing devices that are older than 10 years old, "Today" reported. They must be replaced 10 years from the "born on" date. And along with that comes the message to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Smoke detectors are getting "more efficient" as well, says Yancey.




Residents should test batteries monthly and be sure that all smoke alarms 10-years old or older are replaced. Eighty percent of fatal home fire victims who were children were killed in homes without working smoke alarms.

Like virtually every home appliance, newer smoke and CO alarms offer tech-savvy consumers some nifty options.

The time to talk about smoke detectors is before a fire breaks out.

The biggest causes for an alarm to fail to function properly are missing, disconnected or dead batteries. So far this year, Red Cross volunteers have responded to more than 12,500 home fires, and tragically, in some of these cases, lives have been lost.

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