Smoke alarms are the single most important means of preventing fire-related deaths in the home. They warn people who would otherwise be overcome by toxic smoke gases in their sleep. Properly installed and maintained, they will give residents those crucial minutes they will need to escape.
Here is a simple solution to keep your alarm working at all times:
Twice a year we change the time on our clocks (fall backward, spring forward), and in the fire service, we say that changing the clocks should always go hand in hand with changing the batteries in your smoke alarm. If you make this a ritual, you will go a long way toward keeping your home and family safe from fire.
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