Smoke detectors provide critical early warning when a fire occurs and can potentially save thousands of lives.
As you remember to turn your clocks back this weekend, the Zanesville Fire Department is sending a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2009 to 2013, fires in homes without smoke alarms caused an average of 940 deaths per year. Lieutenant, Jim Prang, said it's important to install new batteries at...
November is almost here and that means it's time change weekend..
You should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. But the Zanesville fire department said that is not the only thing you should do. You should change the battery in your smoke detector too.
"We try to pick a date that's easy to remember, so time change is perfect," said firefighter Chad Brock. "Change your batteries in the smoke detector, it doesn't hurt to test them....
This weekend we'll move the clocks forward an hour and while you're changing clocks there's something else you need to do.
The time change is a perfect time to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Zanesville Firefighter Kenny Jones said that once a week you should test the detector to make sure it's working and they should be on every floor of the house, mounted to a wall.
"You see in the news where people have died in fires because they did...
The Zanesville Fire Department asks you to check your smoke detector when you change your clocks this weekend.
It's hard not to notice the beeping sound of a smoke detector. But, that sound may fall silent if a home owner doesn't check the batteries regularly. It's recommended that the batteries get changed twice a year and the time change marks a friendly reminder.
"It's a convenient time. It happens twice annually. If you can tie that into changing your batteries in a...
The Zanesville Fire Department is giving away free smoke detectors.
The ABC Wilson fund set up at the station provides the devices for free to families who may not be able to afford them. There are no eligibility requirements.
"I've seen some recent statistics that approximately 20 percent of the fires nationwide that occur, dwelling fires where there's either no smoke detectors or working smoke detectors," said Fire Chief Dave Lacy.