Time Changes Means Battery Change

By: Liza Park
By: Liza Park

This is the weekend that many of us look forward to when we "fall back one hour" and can get that extra hour of sleep between Saturday and Sunday, but that also means it's time to check on your smoke detectors.

Firefighters advise people to use the time change as a reminder to also change the batteries in smoke detector.

Senior citizens in Tallahassee can request help with their detectors.

"Senior citizens can call the front office and they're probably eligible to receive a free smoke detector and installation if they live in the city limits," says LT Scott Henderson of the Tallahassee Fire Department.

Fire prevention experts say that 80 percent of home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms.

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