Change clock and check alarm batteries this weekend

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, when clocks "spring" forward one hour.

Lieutenant Chris Graham with the Beckley Fire Department reminded the community of the importance of having smoke alarms, as they can save your life.

But that's not all, you should also check the manufacture date on the back.

With daylight saving time approaching Sunday, not only is it important to do not forget to set your clocks correctly, but the American Red Cross says it's also important to test the batteries in your smoke alarms. Some residences don't have any smoke detectors at all.

"Because at times you do get a bad battery or one that's worn out", said Jeff Bagwell, spokesperson for Rural/Metro Fire. Replace the entire smoke alarm every l0 years. "Changing the batteries in each device is the easiest way to ensure continued protection of your family and property". "Yet, so many people ignore their smoke and CO detectors". "In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries".

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The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office also recommends residents check the batteries on other safety items in their homes. Both are good at detecting fires.

∫ Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery: Test the alarm each month. "Any smoke alarm 10 years old or older should be replaced entirely as it may not function properly in the event of an emergency".

The American Red Cross says now is the ideal time for your family to make an escape plan.

Test alarms at least once a month by using the test button. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery.


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