Fire officials say it's also a time to check the batteries in your smoke detector. For more information on a smoke alarm, CO detector or battery, please call Rowlett Fire Administration at 972-412-6230.
A release from FASNY says alarms equipped with either removable or sealed-in batteries both need to be tested.
"We cannot stress enough the importance of having working alarms - early detection is key - you may have less than two minutes to escape safely", said fire public education Whitney Burk. "Ten years is the max limit on most types of smoke alarms, smoke detectors", Kitchen added.
At 2am on Sunday, daylight saving time (often referred to as daylight savings time) will come to an end, signaling it is time to fall back. By the time we arrived on scene, a light haze was throughout the middle of the home and we rapidly moved the toaster outside. There's no way to predict when a fire will occur, so even one night without an operational smoke alarm can be unsafe. "The program includes all of that", he said.
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"In the event of a fire, you may have only one or two minutes to escape".
NFPA said to install alarms close to each sleeping area of the house and on every level of the house.
This is also a good time of the year to also think about furnace/heater safety. Making sure you have taken the right precautionary measures can save lives.
Firefighters say they see a lot of fires that start from small electronics and chargers.