IL fire marshal: Check smoke alarms when change clocks

IL fire marshal: Check smoke alarms when change clocks

IL fire marshal: Check smoke alarms when change clocks

"By using daylight saving time as a cue, it makes the task easier to remember". Tennesseans should turn their clocks backward one hour at 2:00am on Sunday, November 5th, 2017. Deputy Nebraska State Fire Marshal Pat Gould says smoke alarms don't help if they are not in working order and changing batteries twice a year is a simple and cheap way making sure they're good. For more information on a smoke alarm, CO detector or battery, please call Rowlett Fire Administration at 972-412-6230.

"Daylight saving time is the flawless time to ensure your home's smoke alarms are working".

Fire Prevention Officer Captain Mike Maher says most fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep, and often the victims never wake up.

Alarms should never be disconnected and batteries should never be removed. Research has also demonstrated that photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective at warning people of smoke from smoldering fires.

"Home safety is at the core of everything we do, however as the colder weather approaches the risk of fire and carbon monoxide in the home naturally increases", Assistant Chief Chris Case said Friday.

Replace the batteries at least once every year. At a minimum, homeowners should have one smoke alarm on each level of the residence, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. FASNY recommends cleaning all alarms to remove any debris that might impede their function and to test the batteries, changing them as necessary.

Devise a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room and a common meeting place.

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