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Spring Ahead - CHANGE your SMOKE ALARM batteries!

Blog by Diane Cardoso | March 13th, 2012

Fire-Rescue Advises Day Light Savings is Good Time to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

Daylight Savings Time occurred this past Sunday (March 11), and Richmond Fire-Rescue encourages you to mark this occasion as a your semi-annual time to test your home smoke alarms and replace the batteries if they are more than six months old. Working smoke alarms significantly increase your chance of surviving a deadly home fire.

For the best protection, equip your home with a combination of ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms, often referred to as dual sensor alarms. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout your home so that when one sounds, they all sound. Interconnected alarms are available at most stores that sell smoke alarms. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, and both inside and outside of sleeping areas