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Change Your Clocks November 6, 2016; Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Too!

Change Your Clocks November 6, 2016; Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Too!


PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Fire Department, www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire, reminds you to change all of  the batteries in you smoke alarms when you change your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  Here are some handy tips and reminders to consider:


  • Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!  Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality batteries to keep your smoke alarms ready to protect you all year. Make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them by using fresh high-quality batteries too.  
  • Check Your Smoke Alarms!  After inserting fresh batteries in your smoke alarm, make sure the alarm is working by activating the safety test button. The Fire Department recommends that you test all of your smoke alarms at least once each month. If you have any doubt regarding the working condition of a smoke alarm, replace it.  It is also recommended that you replace the smoke alarms themselves at least every 10 years.
  • Count Your Smoke Alarms!  A properly functioning smoke alarm should be placed in every sleeping room and in the hallway directly adjacent to those rooms. If sleeping rooms are on an upper level, a smoke alarm should be installed in the center of the ceiling directly above the interior stairway. 
  • Clean Your Smoke Alarms!  Gently use a vacuum cleaner once a month to remove dust and cobwebs. If your smoke alarms have been accidentally painted or contaminated, replace them.  


The Fire Department encourages you to practice your escape plans with your children because they are at increased risk of dying in a home fire since they often become scared and confused when a fire erupts.  Make sure your children recognize the sound of your home's Smoke Alarm and teach them to respond instinctively to its signal.  Create at least two different escape routes from every room and practice them with the entire family.  

For further information regarding the fire prevention call (626) 744-4655. 


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Posted: 11/3/2016 07:25:00 PM
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