Daylight Saving Time an Opportunity to Check on Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Daylight Saving Time an Opportunity to Check on Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors

In between the times you change your batteries, Chief Drouard says you also want to test your alarm to make sure it still works.

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. local time Sunday morning.

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

"Residents can check their smoke alarms by pushing the test button on the alarm".

"We just pulled some out of a home not too long ago and they were 17 years old".

Windsor fire codes require smoke alarms on every story of a home and outside all sleeping areas.

Barritt emphasizes that if a person has any questions about their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to contact the fire department.

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Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn't respond properly when tested. For best protection, smoke alarms should be installed inside and outside sleeping rooms.

Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are available and are created to remain effective for up to 10 years.

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for testing smoke alarms and replacing the batteries.

The Firefighters Association of the State of NY, or "FASNY", is reminding residents that this week's return to Daylight Saving Time is a flawless time to check devices that could save their families' lives.

Remember, even alarms that are hard-wired into your home electrical system need to have their battery back-ups maintained in case of electrical power outage.

For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year.

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