Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:17 p.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 alarms.
In the past, the slogan was “Change Your Clock / Change Your Battery!” We now recognize the importance of also knowing the type of battery in the alarm and the age of the unit itself.
When you take time to turn your clock back one hour this weekend, please make time to also check on the condition of the smoke alarms in your home. You need at least one working smoke alarm on each level of the house, one outside each sleeping area and one in each bedroom.
About 2,800 persons die in home fires in the U.S. each year. Three of every five of these fatalities happened in homes that were not protected by a working smoke alarm. Remember to push the test button on your smoke alarms the first day of every month to make sure that everything is still connected with its power source.
For more information on smoke alarms, please call Spokane Fire Department at 509.625.7058.