Thomasville Fire Rescue offers free smoke detectors

Katrina Barker
March 11, 2018

This is a cooperative agreement between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office, which provides the alarms, and ARC, who will test existing alarms and install new ones if needed. You will lose an hour of sleep, but you will get an extra hour of daylight.

- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. Florida wants to stay in Daylight Saving Time year-round while MA wants to be in year-round "Atlantic Standard Time", which is observed in Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia.

Check smoke alarm batteries.

∫ Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery: Test the alarm each month.

Both state and national data reflect that many fatal fires occur at night while the victims are sleeping. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

Ensure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are installed properly and working. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

NEVER paint a smoke or CO alarm.

They also say don't forget about carbon monoxide detectors and any other safety devices this weekend, "Today" reported. When one sounds, they all sound. Alkaline batteries should be replaced at least once a year, and a good rule of thumb is to change the batteries when you change your clocks. Replace the entire smoke alarm every l0 years.

With daylight saving time beginning on Sunday, people are getting ready to change their clocks and spring forward an hour. Replace the batteries every year. A phone bank will be held Monday to help answer questions and schedule a date and time to have alarms installed. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.

It is also recommended that residents test smoke alarms by pushing the test button, planning "two ways out" and practicing escape routes with the entire family.

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