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Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries When You “Spring Forward”



 

As the time change approaches on Sunday, March 10, the Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reminds residents that one easy step can help save their lives - changing the batteries in their smoke alarms.

When you change your clocks, take time to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms.

"Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries, so maintenance is a simple, effective way to protect you and your family," said State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy.

Warnings from smoke alarms can provide those critical extra seconds people need to get out of their homes safely during a fire. Plan, discuss and practice escape routes with your household members. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of a fire can save lives.

For more information about fire safety, visit the State Fire Marshal website at www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/firemars.htm.


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