Daylight Savings Time is the perfect biannual reminder for residents to replace the batteries on their smoke alarms.
Residents will have to spring forward on Sunday, March 10, and Cleburne Fire wants to encourage residents to use this time to get in the habit of testing and replacing batteries on smoke alarms. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages people to test smoke alarms on a monthly basis and change batteries on the detectors once or twice a year.
Smoke alarms are vital to a complete home fire escape plan. During a fire, smoke spreads quickly and alarms give residents an early warning for a timely escape. Here are some safety tips and facts from the National Fire Protection Association.