When you 'spring forward' this weekend, change your smoke alarm batteries, too

When you 'spring forward' this weekend, change your smoke alarm batteries, too

When you 'spring forward' this weekend, change your smoke alarm batteries, too

Commissioner Hudgens encourages all residents to test and clean dust from the smoke alarms monthly. If the alarm does not sound, replace the battery.

"Nationally, three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes that either had no working smoke alarms or none at all", says State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman. And, in homes with working alarms that simply fail to operate, it is usually because of batteries were missing, disconnected, or dead. Replace the backup battery every year.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working well.

Test alarms at least once a month by using the test button. The group says that any alarms or detectors that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.


"If alarms have removable batteries, those batteries should be replaced", a press release from FASNY said Friday.

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. Share and practice the plan with all who live in the home, including children. If someone doesn't have smoke alarms, install them.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (DCI) protects the interests of consumers while providing fair, efficient oversight and a level field of competition for a broad array of industries and professionals doing business in Tennessee.

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