Turn Clock Forward, Change Your Batteries
Updated On: Mar 07 2014 04:39:24 PM CST
As Daylight Saving Time approaches Sunday, in addition to turning your clock forward, it's a good time to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when most families are sleeping.
Smoke alarm maintenance is a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths and also help give your family the extra seconds you need to get out of a home fire safely.
In addition, have a "two ways out" plan in place and prepare a fire safety kit that includes working flashlights and fresh batteries.
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