Reminder: Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

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Daylight Savings is on Sunday March 9, 2014 at 2 a.m. As we change the clocks to “Spring Forward” an hour, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association, wants to remind everyone to also change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the home.

Smoke alarms are important life saving devices that should be tested once a month. If a smoke alarm “chirps,” it is a warning that the battery is low and needs to be replaced immediately. To stay safe, replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. Daylight savings serves as a great reminder for this important safety tip to “Change your clocks, Change your batteries.”

In addition, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue provides FREE smoke alarms and batteries for families in need living in St. Petersburg.

If you are in need of a smoke alarm or replacement batteries, please call St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue’s HomeSAFE hotline at 727-893-SAFE.

Source: St. Petersburg Fire Rescue