Jan Doherty, Public Education Officer, 509.625.7058
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6:31 a.m.
When you change your clocks back to Standard Time this weekend, Spokane Fire Department asks you to also check the condition of your smoke detectors.
In the past, the slogan was “Change Your Clock/Change Your Battery!” Now we recognize the importance of knowing the type of battery in the detector and the age of the detector itself.
When you turn your clock back one hour this weekend, please make time to also check on the condition of the smoke detectors in your home. You need at least one working smoke detector on each level of the house, one outside each sleeping area and one in each bedroom.
About 2,800 persons died in home fires in the U.S. last year. Two of every three fatalities happened in homes that were not protected by a working smoke alarm.
For more information on smoke alarms, please call Spokane Fire Department at 509.625.7058.