Changing Clocks and Batteries

This weekend, most Americans will spring forward or turn their clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time. However, another thing you should do is check your smoke detector's batteries.

Harrisonburg Fire Department's Wanda Willis suggests that people who change their clocks should also change their smoke detector batteries.

She says that an estimated 3,000 Americans die in fires each year because they do not have a smoke detector installed or their detector doesn't have functioning batteries.

"This is a good time to remind parents to go and check their smoke alarms and make sure they are working," says Willis. "Another advantage is that check it and see if your kids are hearing it, because that's another issue, that a lot of the kids are not waking up to the smoke alarm."

The fire department will come to your house and install both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for free if you do not have them.


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