Fire Department Urges Folks to Check Smoke Detectors

Fire Department Urges Folks to Check Smoke Detectors

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time on this weekend.

Fulton County Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria is asking everyone to get ready to spring forward for daylight saving time.

Residents are reminded to move clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Walla Walla Fire Chief Bob Yancey says that locally, the fire department sees many smoke detectors that don't work properly due to age or lack of batteries.

According to a news release, the most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms are worn or missing batteries.

∫ Smoke alarm powered by a 10-year lithium battery: Test the alarm each month.

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"Check the expiration date and it has to be less than 10-years-old", says Otis.

Families should also develop and practice a home fire escape plan. Failure to maintain smoke and CO alarms as well as tampering with or removing the batteries is a violation of the Ontario Fire Code and can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000. If the alarm chirps on these units, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.

Test alarms at least once a month by using the test button.

It's something Red Cross officials stress every time there's a fire: working smoke alarms.

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