Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning

Posted March 11, 2018

Smoke alarms are required on every level of the home and outside of each sleeping area.

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, meaning clocks will be pushed forward one hour.

Most smoke alarms need a new battery every year. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

Haney advises families to replace outdated smoke alarms, if possible, with newer models that feature 10-year sealed lithium batteries. Alarms are usually good for about 10 years. Any alarms with a manufacture date of March 11, 2008, or earlier should be replaced. Things like dust or bugs finding their way into the smoke alarms could cause malfunctions. 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. Replace the entire smoke alarm every l0 years.

"The batteries should be changed periodically and a good way to remember is that is to do it when you change your clocks", said Trego in a press release.

They also say don't forget about carbon monoxide detectors and any other safety devices this weekend, "Today" reported.

"Smoke alarms are the single most importance appliance found in every home", said Ken Pienkowski, FASNY president in a statement.

Families should also develop and practice a home fire escape plan.

The staff will return the call to set up an appointment to come to the home. Little did they know these smoke alarms would save Larissa and Steve's lives when they alerted them to a fire in their basement less than two months ago.

Courtesy of the State Fire Marshal's website.