Chappaqua Fire Department: Change Your Clock AND Smoke Dectector Battery!

11 March, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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A press release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal stated that the beginning of daylight saving time, March 11, serves as a good reminder to test your smoke alarms.

He says the new housing code requires a home to have a smoke detector in every sleeping room.

This weekend we spring ahead for daylight saving time. "Any smoke alarm 10 years old or older should be replaced entirely as it may not function properly in the event of an emergency".

Lieutenant Chris Graham with the Beckley Fire Department reminded the community of the importance of having smoke alarms, as they can save your life. Alarms are usually good for about 10 years.

Dead batteries cause one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures. Now, thanks to the participation of residents all across America, and the dedication of more than 6,000 Fire Departments, home fire deaths continue to be on the decline. If someone doesn't have smoke alarms, they should install them.

The program urges all Americans to change smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries when setting clocks forward.


For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are interconnected.

NFPA reports that about 2,500 people die in home fires every year in the United States.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue also recommends installing smoke alarms inside bedrooms. "Every family should have a fire safety plan, ensuring that every family member is prepared if an emergency occurs".

In case of fire, call 9-1-1 once you are safely outside your home.

Chief Drouard says, your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector should be replaced ten years from the date it was made, not the date you bought it.

ALBANY (AP) - More than $8 million in federal funding is available for emergency response teams across NY state.

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