Sunday, November 3, 2013

What Daylight Savings Time Means for Us

It's that time of year again when everyone except us change our clocks to adjust for daylight savings time. But today isn't just a day to pass by because we don't adjust our clocks, it marks the time of year when we should replace the batteries in our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It is proven that a working smoke alarm doubles your chance of surviving a home fire.

Once you replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and/or your carbon monoxide detector, press the test button to make sure that your alarm is properly working. It is good practice to continually check your batteries once a month and maintain them as needed. If you here a "chirping" noise, that is your detector alerting you that the batteries are dying and should be replaced immediately.

If you need assistance checking or installing a detector, contact fire station 51 at 928-757-1207 and someone will come and assist you.

For more information and safety tips, CLICK HERE

Post by: Lieutenant Ron Hood, Pinion Pine Fire District

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