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Now is the time to check your smoke detectors

Consumer Smoke Detectors
Posted at 8:47 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 11:47:17-04

Now that you've turned your clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time the American Red Cross wants you to take an additional step forward and test your smoke alarms.

The Red Cross says now's a good time to take these lifesaving steps to prepare for home fires. According to the non-profit working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half.

The first step is to be sure that there is a smoke alarm installed on every level of your home. The second step is to test smoke alarms and replace batteries if needed and the last step is to practice your fire escape plan in two minutes or less.

For more information check out the Red Cross' article Daylight Saving Time: Turn Your Clocks Ahead, Test Your Smoke Alarms.