Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Change your clock, and don't forget your alarms

Daylight Saving Time an Opportunity to Check on Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors Reminder: Change clock and check alarm batteries this weekend
Andrew Cummings | 11 March, 2018, 01:31

Fire officials also say that it is also a good idea to check any carbon monoxide alarms that may be in the home twice a year when the time change occurs.

Daylight Saving Time ends every year on the second Sunday in March.

- Test smoke alarms at least once each month to ensure they are working properly. Alarms are usually good for about 10 years. Alarms should also be dusted and vacuumed. CO alarms should be installed in the hallway outside the bedrooms as this odorless, colorless gas that can be fatal at relatively low levels in the home. Red Cross volunteers and partners canvass high-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, and help families create escape plans. "Unfortunately, we still see fires that result in tragedy from the absence of smoke alarms or improper upkeep of them".

Always follow manufacturer's instructions when installing or replacing your alarm. "They provide you two different technologies to actually sense a fire, photoelectric and ionization", says Aesoph.

The chance of surviving a household fire is doubled in homes with working smoke alarms.

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Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday at 2 am
In 2007, Daylight Saving got a few weeks longer, running from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. So enjoy the additional evening daylight now - and look forward to that extra hour of sleep in eight months' time .

Checking a smoke alarm is as simple as pushing the test button on the alarm.

If alarms have removeable batteries, those batteries should be replaced. Experts say the best configuration includes one alarm on each floor of the house and inside sleeping areas.

The staff will return the call to set up an appointment to come to the home.

Family Emergency Plan: The National Safety Council recommends every family have an emergency plan in place in the event of a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

ALBANY (AP) - More than $8 million in federal funding is available for emergency response teams across NY state.

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