Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, Citizens Reminded to Check Smoke Detectors
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:29
City of Russell Interim Fire Chief Steve Knopp reminds folks that the upcoming beginning of daylight saving time on Sunday is a great time to check the batteries in your home's smoke detectors to make sure they are functional in the event of a fire.
"It's a good time to check your smoke detectors and make sure they are working if you haven't tested them. We recommend testing them once a month and changing the batteries once a year, so this is a good time to do that," Knopp said. "We'd like to encourage everybody that smoke detectors are your eyes and ears while you're sleeping, so they're a very important tool if they're used."
Knopp also said 75 percent of fire related fatalities occur in homes without functional smoke detectors.
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