Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Daylight savings is observed this Sunday, November 7 - we set our clocks back one hour. I'm posting this now so you will have time to order batteries and detectors. Your local firefighters recommend that you also install new batteries in your smoke alarms. And, if you haven't done it already, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom, near bathrooms and stairwells, and on each floor of your home to help keep you safe. Sadly, more than half of home fire deaths are related to non-working smoke alarms.
Install carbon monoxide detectors where you install smoke alarms. More than 400 people die each year in the United States from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.