Change your clocks, check your batteries!
This is a reminder from Kennett Square Police Department to check your smoke alarms when you turn the clock.
Remember, smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm beeps, warning that the battery is low, replace the smoke alarm right away.
Source: International Association of Fire Fighters
A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Put smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Put alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
Working smoke alarms provide early warnings and critical extra seconds to escape. This is particularly important for those most at risk in a home fire, such as children and seniors.
Source: National Fire Protection Association