Thomasville Fire Rescue offers free smoke detectors

The 442nd Civil Engineers Squadron wants to remind people that daylight saving time is a perfect time to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms. The 442nd CES is part of the 442nd Fighter Wing an Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base Mo

The 442nd Civil Engineers Squadron wants to remind people that daylight saving time is a perfect time to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms. The 442nd CES is part of the 442nd Fighter Wing an Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base Mo

"It's proven that smoke alarms can save lives in the event of a fire - but only if they are working", said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

Daylight Saving time begins March 11th, and the second time clocks are changed during the year.

But that's not all, you should also check the manufacture date on the back. If they're 10 years old or older, they should be replaced immediately.

Energizer and the International Associated of Fire Chiefs work together every year to remind people to check smoke alarms and detectors, the "Today" show reported.

A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all.

House fires often occur late at night or in early morning when individuals are sleeping.

"Smoke alarm maintenance is a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths".

At the same time, Barritt says it's a good idea to be familiar with your home and plan a safe escape, with two ways out.

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Install smoke alarms on every level of the home, including the basement.

Smoke alarms should not be installed near a windowbecause drafts could interfere with their operation.

Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond. Replace the backup battery every year. If the alarm chirps, a warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.

This weekend we spring ahead for daylight saving time.

"If alarms have removable batteries, those batteries should be replaced", a press release from FASNY said Friday.

NEVER borrow a battery from an alarm to use somewhere else. Take care of the alarm according to its instruct ions. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.

Test alarms at least once a month by using the test button. Share and practice the plan with all who live in the home, including children.

Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn't respond properly when tested.

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