April 23, 2018

Volunteer firefighters say it's time to check smoke alarms

11 March 2018, 01:11 | Marta Robbins

Center Point Fire Station No. 2 on Pinson Valley Parkway

Center Point Fire Station No. 2 on Pinson Valley Parkway

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -This Sunday, when you set your clock forward one hour, do not forget to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Columbia Fire Department also suggests this is a good reminder that it's time to check the batteries in your homes smoke detectors as well.

He says there are many smoke alarms on ceilings that are not up to date.

The London Fire Department is reminding London residents to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks ahead Sunday morning.

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio will provide and install free smoke detectors.

"The annual change to daylight saving time is the flawless opportunity to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly", Hudgens said. Little did they know these smoke alarms would save Larissa and Steve's lives when they alerted them to a fire in their basement less than two months ago. "So whether the batteries are working fine or not, we recommend to have fresh batteries in there to ensure that it's good and ready to go". Do they all have working batteries?

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Smoke detectors are getting "more efficient" as well, says Yancey.

∫ Smoke alarm hardwired into your home's electrical system: Test the alarm each month.

Smoke alarms aren't effective if they aren't working properly.

Residents should test batteries monthly and be sure that all smoke alarms 10-years old or older are replaced. If that alarm chirps, replace only the battery.

This also would be great time for families to sit down and create a home escape plan.

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

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