State Fire Marshal's Office reminds everyone to turn their clocks ahead one hour and to also change your batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as other safety items in your home. Older smoke alarms require batteries to be changed every spring and fall due to the possibility of a malfunctioning battery.
Every home should have working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. For added protection, it is also recommended to install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms. To check the operation of a smoke detector, simply press and hold the alarm's "test" button.
It's important to replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, unless they're 10-year lithium batteries. Fire safety materials are also distributed for educational purposes.
You need to know how to react before a fire happens.
Richard Smith, executive director for the American Red Cross serving western and central South Dakota, notes that working smoke detectors can mean the difference between life and death should a fire break out.
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To help keep residents in their coverage areas safe, Bartow and Cartersville fire departments both - when requested - furnish two complimentary smoke alarms per household. "Working smoke alarms can give you the extra seconds needed to get out safely", Capt. Michael Black said in the release. "Never go back into a burning building once you have escaped".