Residents Should Check Smoke, Carbon Dioxide Alarms Daylight Savings Time

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Her program uses volunteers to install them when necessary. Replace any smoke detectors that are more than 10 years old. When one alarm sounds, they all sound. It is important to remember that smoke alarms are only good for a period of ten years, check the date of your smoke alarms by removing them from the wall or ceiling and looking at the back of the unit.

Like most people, Patrick doesn't want to have to worry about checking his alarm, and the one he had was very old.

If alarms have removable batteries, those batteries should be replaced.

Does your home have a smoke alarm? "There's no reason for it in the city of Mesa".

Checking the smoke detector includes making sure the batteries have plenty of charge, said Ben Shearer, the department's community risk reduction specialist. "Make sure everyone in the family knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes".

One exception to the "change your clocks, change your batteries" rule is smoke detectors installed by the Moultrie Fire Department.

It's best to install a dual-purpose alarm in every bedroom, outside of every bedroom and on each floor of your home. "A lot of these homes have them, but they are not in working order".

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Smoke and CO alarms should be installed and maintained per the manufacturer's instructions. "Just as bad is the number of fires that happen in homes where the smoke alarms are not working because of dead or missing batteries".

"We'll draw for two free lunch buffets at Los Potrillos", said Bryant. "We will try to find a way to say yes". This removes particles that could interfere with the alarm's proper operation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

William Napier lives in Harvest Square mobile home park.

Brown said he also considers the mother a hero.

"Kids take them out to put in their radios or some other electronic thing", he said.

The Louisiana Red Cross helped more than 1,800 families in the past year, including about 2,000 residents in the Capital Area, Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana.

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