Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Time change is time to change smoke detector batteries

Time change is time to change smoke detector batteries

Approximately 81% of those people died in residential structures.

The fire is believed to have started in an enclosed porch by a garbage pail.

Although smoke alarms are present in the vast majority of American homes, national studies show that as many as 20 percent of those alarms may not work due to worn or missing batteries.

The batteries should also be changed at least once a year. "Changing the batteries in each device is the easiest way to ensure continued protection of your family and property".

Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn't respond properly when tested.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

"Smoke alarms are very critical in the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference in life and death", Jamison said.

Smoke alarms should be interconnected.

Teach children what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do in the event it sounds.

"In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries", explained Public Education Officer Aaron Gravelle.

Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every five years. Hard-wired alarms are wired to the electricity in your home.

To summarize, this Carbon Monoxide Alarms market report performs a deep-dive analysis of entire global along with key vendors and their business strategies, growth rate, and market size. "These batteries are often forgotten to be replaced due to people thinking the electricity is the only power source".

Thanks to generous donations by New Canaan Firefighters, Local 3224, free batteries will be offered to New Canaan residents (three per household, please) at Fire Headquarters on Main Street from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. If they need a smoke alarm, they can call the Amarillo Fire Department at 378-9340 and we will come install one at no cost to them.

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