Monday, March 3, 2014 – Yes, it’s true! Spring is almost here! At 2:00 AM this Sunday, March 9, 2014 Daylight Savings Time begins.
Rose Tree Fire Company encourages all residents to change their smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you reset your clocks this weekend. Once you change the batteries, TEST the detectors to be sure they are working. If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced.
A fire can double in size every 30 seconds. The sound of the alarm will give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out and stay out of your home. Checking your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm and changing the battery are one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family.
To learn about how smoke alarms work and why they are so important, follow this link to the United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/campaigns/smokealarms/alarms/index.shtm