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Friday, March 11, 2016

Check those smoke detectors!

Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13. It’s time to turn your clocks forward. It’s also a great opportunity to test your smoke alarms.
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to check your smoke alarms at least once a month, by pushing the test button on the alarm. USFA estimates that more than 2,500 people die in home fires each year in the United States largely due to non-functioning smoke alarms. A functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death.
USFA offers these life-saving tips to protect your family from a home fire:
• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom;
• Install interconnected smoke alarms in your home, so when one alarms sounds they all sound; and
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or older.
You can find more information to protect your household against a fire on the USFA website.

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