Time Change: Spring Forward (And Don't Forget The Smoke Alarm Batteries)

Randolph Lopez
March 11, 2018

The idea is the same, make sure to change the batteries in a Carbon Monoxide Detector every year and to check them each month to make sure they are in proper working order. Change the batteries at least once a year - if your model requires it. Place smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms. Local fire departments can be called for help in placing the smoke detectors throughout the home.

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour.

- Replace all smoke alarms 10 years old or older.

This is a cooperative agreement between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office, which provides the alarms, and ARC, who will test existing alarms and install new ones if needed.

The association says that three of every five deaths attributed to a fire occur in homes without working smoke alarms. "Equally important is installing and maintaining carbon monoxide alarms, which are also critical in protecting life".

Check smoke alarm batteries.

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In 2017, approximately 94 residential fires in Georgia resulted in 112 deaths. Replace the entire smoke alarm every l0 years. "They may have still tested positively but you want to make sure you have a little bit newer technology", says Guetschow.

The chance of surviving a household fire is doubled in homes with working smoke alarms. Test smoke alarms once a month.

If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the battery. It's time to spring forward for Daylight saving time.

This also would be great time for families to sit down and create a home escape plan.

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