Set Your Clocks Back Tonight and Remember One Vital Step

November 04, 2017Nov 04, 2017

The time has come for clocks to "fall back" one hour for daylight savings time. While it is a time to get an extra hour of sleep, it is also a great time to do one simple thing that could ultimately save your life. 

Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have made an effort the past 29 years to spread an important message. They encourage everyone to change their smoke detector batteries at the same time they change their clocks for daylight savings time.

“A working smoke alarm can give you and your family the critical extra seconds to make a safe escape from a fire,” said John Sinclair, fire chief of Kittitas Valley Fire. Smoke detectors are crucial for fire safety, don't let dead or missing batteries keep you from safety.  

This is an extremely important thing to remember. Doing this one vital step could save the life of you and your family. ”Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half,” Sinclair explained.

Sinclair also encourages those who have carbon monoxide detectors or other safety monitors in their house to change those batteries as well. This is also a great time to change the batteries in these detectors for elderly neighbors or family members as well.

Is this something you usually do during time change? Let us know in the comments section! In other recent news, a southern Republican senator has sadly just been assaulted in his own home.  

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