CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR NOV. 6, 2016; CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES TOO!
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
- 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
For further information
regarding the fire prevention call (626) 744-4655.