USRFD Fire Safety Tip of the Week:
Not only is this Sunday the day to set your clocks back an hour but it is also time to change your smoke detector batteries.
Did you know that most fire deaths are due to no smoke detectors in the house, or no working smoke detectors in the house. Make sure you maintain your smoke detectors properly to ensure you are properly alerted in the event of a fire, and can escape safely. A working smoke detector doubles a family’s chance of surviving a house fire.
It is recommended that you change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings.
To learn more about maintaining your smoke alarms, check out this link from the NFPA.