It’s time to change your smoke alarm batteries

Daylight-saving time — which ended Nov. 4 — is traditionally a time of year when people change the batteries in their home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. If you haven’t changed those batteries yet, our firefighters urge you to do this now.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 38 percent of all home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent resulted from fires in homes in which smoke alarms were present, but did not operate.

In addition to changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector, firefighters urge you to:

 

Published Nov 7, 2012