Change Your Smoke Detector Battery When You Change Your Clock

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, October 29, 2001 - 02:28 PM
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After changing your clocks, it’s now time to change your battery. The International Association of Fire chiefs thinks it’s a good time to make sure that everyone’s old smoke alarm and detector batteries are replaced with new ones. Each year, about 6,000 people die in home fires, and more than 80 percent of those deaths are in homes that didn’t have a working smoke detector due to a dead battery. Local firefighters encourage people to contact their local fire department if they have difficulty changing the battery because they are physically unable for each the smoke detector. Fire departments also have smoke detectors on hand for anyone who is in need of one, contact 455-0700 and ask for a fire duty officer for more information on getting a smoke detector.

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