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Posted on: October 31, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Change Your Clock; Change Your Batteries

Autumn is a season full of changes, and the Bonner Springs Fire Department would like to remind residents to "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery."

All too often firefighters respond to fires in homes that do not have a working smoke detector or persons affected by carbon monoxide as a result of dead batteries in the carbon monoxide detector. These tragedies can be reduced if everyone remembers to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery."

The Bonner Springs Fire Department would like to remind our citizens to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors as daylight savings time ends this Sunday, November 3rd.

Sometimes saving a life can be that simple – Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery®.

• Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout your home so that when one sounds, they all sound.
• Replace the entire alarm if it's more than 10 years old or doesn't work properly when tested.
• Dust or vacuum alarms when you change the batteries.
• Push the test button and test all alarms once a month using the test button.
• Prepare and practice two escape plans so that you and your loved ones can get out of your home safely in the event of a fire. Meet in a place a safe distance from the fire and where first responders can easily see you.
• Families are encouraged to use the extra hour “gained” from the end of daylight saving time to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.

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