Daylight Savings Time and Smoke Detectors
Daylight Savings Time is upon us! You should replace thebattery in each smoke detector at least once a year. A good way to remember this is, "change your clocks - change your batteries." This slogan is used by the fire service nationally to provide an easy reminder to change the detector battery each time you adjust your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Dust can collect over time and cause the unit from operating properly. To clean, just use the soft brush cleaning attachment that is part of most vacuum cleaners. It is now recommended that smoke detectors be replaced every ten years. If you do not know how old your smoke detector is, or if it is known to be at least ten years old, replace it with a new unit as soon as possible. Working smoke detectors save lives!!
Click here to learn more about why you should have smoke detectors (FEMA)
Click here to learn more about keeping your community safe and sound (NFPA)
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