March 19, 2018

Change clock and check alarm batteries this weekend

10 March 2018, 01:28 | Leigh Flowers

Reminder: Change clock and check alarm batteries this weekend

Daylight Saving Time an Opportunity to Check on Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Thomasville Fire Rescue said this weekend is the ideal time to change batteries and test your smoke detectors.

He says there are many smoke alarms on ceilings that are not up to date.

"We have been working with the community to help with smoke alarm installations for years and this is a chance to reach as many of our residents as possible".

Barritt emphasizes that if a person has any questions about their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to contact the fire department.

In addition to providing free smoke alarm installations and education, the Red Cross is also looking for volunteers to help install smoke alarms for this event and in their community throughout the year. "Smoke alarms are your first line of defense when it comes to letting you know there is a fire in your home". For best protection, smoke alarms should be installed inside and outside sleeping rooms.

"We just pulled some out of a home not too long ago and they were 17 years old". If the alarm does not sound, replace the battery. Replace the backup battery every year.

Daylight Saving Time returns at 2am this Sunday.

Remember, even alarms that are hard-wired into your home electrical system need to have their battery back-ups maintained in case of electrical power outage.

Devise a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room and a designated outside meeting place. If someone doesn't have smoke alarms, install them.

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