Daylight savings time is this weekend. An extra hour! And also a good time to remember & teach your family about smoke detectors. 3 in every 5 fire related deaths in homes had a non-working smoke detector. (Source: NFPA) YIKES! Get your whole family involved in home safety with Sparky the Fire Dog and see our helpful tips below.
THE ENTIRE SMOKE DETECTOR
When was the last time you replaced your smoke detector, not just the battery, but the entire smoke detector? Daylight savings time is a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detector. However, have you ever replaced the entire smoke detector? Most manufacturers are now providing an expiration date on the back side of the smoke detector.
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE
- Change the battery in your smoke detectors on Daylight Savings time weekend.
- Test your smoke detectors every month.
- Replace your entire smoke detector every 10 years.
- Install Carbon Monoxide detectors.
- Fire Safety – If you hear the smoke alarm, get outside & call the fire department. Teach your children the same with this fun fire safety game brought to you by the NFPA.
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