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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!!
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By Webteam Admin
November 5, 2023

As we “Fall-Back” today, after you change your clocks make sure to change the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.

Here are a. few quick tips on the use of Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

-A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.

-Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

-It is best to use interconnected smoke & carbon monoxide alarms if possible. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.

-Test all smoke & carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

-Today’s smoke & carbon monoxide alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.

-A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.

-People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.

-Replace all smoke & carbon monoxide alarms when they are a max of 10 years old.

-Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.

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