The Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau urges everyone to change their smoke alarm batteries when changing their clocks back one hour this Sunday, Nov. 4. Working smoke alarms save lives.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. In cases where smoke alarms do not work at the time of a fire, the batteries are typically dead or missing. Smoke alarms should be installed and maintained throughout every home. Ted Pisciotta, Assistant Chief - Fire Prevention, also suggests checking the age of all smoke alarms as well.