Spokane Firefighters say to change smoke alarm batteries along with clocks for Daylight Savings Time
The Spokane Firefighters Union is advising people to take the opportunity to check and change the batteries on their smoke detectors when setting their clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time.
According to the Spokane Firefighter's Union, two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Firefighters from the Spokane Firefighters Union, IAFF Local reminds citizens to not only change their clocks for Daylight Savings Time but the batteries in their smoke alarms, too.
“Saving your life can be as simple as changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year and replacing smoke alarms every seven to 10 years,” said IAFF Local 29 President Don Waller.