Fire Officials: Remember to Change Smoke Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks

Fire Officials: Remember to Change Smoke Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks

Fire officials are reminding the public to change their fire detector batteries when changing their clocks this weekend.
Fire officials are reminding the public to change their fire detector batteries when changing their clocks this weekend. Daylight Saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

A press release changing smoke alarm batteries is one of the easiest, most effective ways to reduce tragic fire deaths and injuries. It's the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.

Fire officials say on average, families have less than 3 minutes from the time of the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms can reduce the risk of dying in a home by 50%.

On average smoke alarm batteries have an average life span of 10 years and CO alarms last on average 5-7 years.
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