Change your clocks, AND change your batteries.
Residential fatal fires occur most frequently late at night or in the early morning. Smoke alarms should be installed in all rooms, hallways and on each level of your home.
A great time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when your clocks change at daylight savings time twice a year.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
- More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
- The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
Source: National Fire Protection Association
Some fire departments will install battery-operated smoke alarms in your home at no cost. Contact your local fire department’s non-emergency phone number for more information.