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Change Your Clocks – Change Your Batteries

Description: As Daylight Saving Time approaches on Sunday, March 12th, we’d like to remind you to make
another change that could save your lives — changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and
carbon monoxide detectors.

Communities nationwide witness tragic home fire deaths each year. An average of three children per day die in home fires and 80 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms is dead or missing batteries. The simple yet powerful act of changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks on March 12th is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries.

If you have purchased the newer smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that have sealed
batteries that last 10 years.... Congratulations! You have made a wise investment in the
safety of your family! All you need to do is press the “TEST” button and ensure that it’s
working. Please replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Friday, March 3, 2017 2:45pm EST