Stories tagged with: smoke detector

March 4, 2014 - 11:31am
6 weeks 4 days ago

The time to spring clocks forward an hour is quickly approaching.

During this time it's also important to check the batteries in a device that could save you or your family.

"Saving your life can be as simple as just changing your smoke detector battery twice a year during the time change," said Zanesville Firefighter Trent Abrams. "It's just good to update that to know that you have good batteries in your smoke detector."

If you have gas appliances in...

December 28, 2009 - 10:21pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Every year in Muskingum County nearly 100 homes have new smoke detectors installed thanks to a local fund.

The ABC Wilson Fund is funded through private donations and run through the Zanesville Fire Department.

"It was something that was created after the 1989 Christmas morning fire which the three children were lost," said Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy. "It's just a fund we've kept up with and we us it to buy smoke detectors and pass those out for free...

October 29, 2009 - 7:21pm
4 years 24 weeks ago


This is the weekend that most of the country returns to Eastern Standard Time. As you set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night, fire officials also want to remind you to change your smoke detector battery.

It is all part of the "change your clock, change your battery" program. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says all you have to do is take the detector down from the ceiling, pop out the old battery and install a fresh one and clean the detector before you...

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