Smoke Detectors Can Save Lives

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

A reminder, Daylight Savings Time ends bright and early this Sunday, and as you prepare to change your clocks back, the Tallahassee Fire Department urges you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

CAPT Rufus Graddy says it's a simple process that could save your life

"What you need to do is take the cover off the detector, change the batteries, put the cover back on and press the test button. After holding it a few seconds, you should get a beep showing its working."

For low income and elderly residents who don't have a smoke alarm, the Fire Department will provide one free of charge. They'll even come out to your home and install it.

To schedule a time for the installation, call 891-6600.


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