Firefighters urge to check smoke detector batteries as the clock springs forward

Mar 11, 2018, 01:11
Firefighters urge to check smoke detector batteries as the clock springs forward

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, so residents should set their clocks forward one hour.

The organization representing New York's volunteer fire fighters is reminding residents to check their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they're in working order. Since you can not replace the lithium battery, replace the entire smoke alarm according to the alarm instruct ions.

While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking smoke detector batteries in your home.

Trego said worn or missing batteries are the most common cause of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector malfunction. Replace the entire smoke alarm every l0 years. Any alarms with a manufacture date of March 11, 2008, or earlier should be replaced.

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The Humboldt Bay Fire Department wants you to know that there are many reasons to double check and even update your smoke alarms. They are more expensive than regular alarms, but the cost of replacement batteries is typically covered over the life of the product. But the smoke detector is just one part of the equation.

"Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries".

Locally, the Union County office of the American Red Cross has a supply of smoke alarms available without charge.

The American Red Cross says now is the ideal time for your family to make an escape plan. Eighty percent of fatal home fire victims who were children were killed in homes without working smoke alarms. If a battery is starting to lose its power, the unit will usually chirp to warn you.

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∫ Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery: Test the alarm each month.

Like virtually every home appliance, newer smoke and CO alarms offer tech-savvy consumers some nifty options.

Make a plan. Have all household members plan what steps they should take if an emergency occurs.

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