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11 March 2018

The idea is the same, make sure to change the batteries in a Carbon Monoxide Detector every year and to check them each month to make sure they are in proper working order.

Windsor fire codes require smoke alarms on every story of a home and outside all sleeping areas.

We are springing forward this weekend with Daylight Savings Time taking place on Sunday, March 11.

FASNY says that any alarms or detectors that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.

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Firefighters stress twice a year that we need to put a new 9-volt battery in our smoke detectors.

Join this Red Cross effort today by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.

Haney advises families to replace outdated smoke alarms, if possible, with newer models that feature 10-year sealed lithium batteries.

Dead batteries cause one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures. Having smoke alarms in a home cuts the risk of death from a fire in half. Working smoke alarms increase the chances of survival by 50 percent.

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When the local standard time reaches 2 a.m. clocks will be turned forward one hour to 3 a.m. When this type of smoke alarm has a low battery, the alarm chirps, indicating that it is time to replace the entire alarm.

"It's important for everyone to make sure their household is ready", said Mike Masto, regional disaster officer in Colorado and Wyoming. Experts say the best configuration includes one alarm on each floor of the house and inside sleeping areas. The Bath Township Fire Department recommends that you should check your detectors regularly.

The staff will return the call to set up an appointment to come to the home.

Landlords are required by law to install, maintain and test alarms at least annually and whenever there is a change in tenancy.

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Courtesy of the State Fire Marshal's website.

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