Check Fire Detectors When Turning Clocks Ahead

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

HARRISONBURG -- With moving your clocks ahead an hour, you should also check your various alarms, such as carbon monoxide, radon and smoke detectors.

Some people may forget to do this routine change. At the very least, you should check your detector to see if it is working properly.

If you have an extended battery detector, the Harrisonburg Fire Department recommends you change it after using it for 10 years. Harrisonburg Fire Battalion Chief Larry Werner believes this would be a good habit to get yourself into.

"Check your batteries. We also recommend checking them monthly, but now's a good time because you are already moving the clocks up, it's something you do regularly, and and we are trying to get people in the process of doing things on a regular basis," said Werner.

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