Daylight Savings is a Time to Check Smoke Detectors

Tomorrow(3-11-12) morning marks the start of Daylight Savings time as millions of Americans will be setting their clocks ahead one hour.

But it's also an important time to check the batteries in your smoke detector. Fire Officials say a properly working smoke detector can play a critical role in helping alert people of a fire and help save lives.

"They're very cheap first of all, so everyone should have one. We recommend you have one inside as well as outside every room and on every level of the house," says Lt Christopher Meeks of the Tallahassee Fire Department.

Meek says the fire department also conducts in home checks of smoke detectors. Anyone interested can call 891-6600. The service is free.

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