As the time change approaches on November 3rd, we’d like to remind our readers to make another change that could save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Non-working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors rob residents of the protective benefits that these fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working alarms is worn or missing batteries.
The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when most families are sleeping. Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector maintenance is a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths. These alarms can give your family the extra seconds you need to get out of a home fire safely.