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Change your clock, change your batteries

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Daylight-savings time ends Sunday, November 4, and Bothell Fire and E.M.S. would like to remind everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This message is simple and the habit can be lifesaving.

Everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they “gain” from daylight-savings time to change the batteries in their own smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and also remind friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

Every year nationwide, tragic home fires cause death and injury, but everyone can work together to reduce the number of home fatalities by following this simple rule.

Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. Additionally, the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommends that smoke alarms in homes should be replaced every 10 years and having both ionization and photo electric smoke alarms are best to alert people to all types of home fires.

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