Sunday November 1, 2020 is the end of Daylight Savings Time. The Center Moriches Fire Department wants to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives–changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Changing smoke alarm and carbon monoxide batteries at least twice per year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. In fact, working smoke alarms nearly cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire. Additionally, the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommends replacing your smoke alarms every 10 years.
If you have recently purchased one of the new 10-year battery life smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm take this time to test your detectors to make sure they are functioning properly.
A working smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm can give your family the extra seconds you need to get out of a home fire safely.