Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
Posted by Greg F on Thursday, March 04, 2010 / Labels: Fire /
The Newton Fire Department encourages everyone to change the batteries in their smoke detectors over the weekend of March 14th when Daylight Savings Time begins.
A free-burning fire in your home can double in size every minute. If a fire occurs while family members are sleeping and is not discovered, the chance of safely exiting the home is greatly diminished. It is extremely important to use smoke detectors as an early warning device that will allow your family members to escape before fire conditions make it impossible to exit your home.
Please review this US Fire Administration information page on smoke detectors, as a guide to the types of detectors available and how to install and maintain smoke detectors in your home.