SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office wants to remind residents that when changing back from daylight saving time, it's also time to change out batteries in your smoke alarms.
The seasonal change of your clocks is an good reminder to also take time to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms.
"Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries so maintenance is a simple, effective way to protect you and your family," says State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy.
The national home fire safety campaign called Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® is sponsored by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. This program urges Americans to adopt a life-saving habit to change out smoke alarm batteries when clocks are changed back from daylight-saving time each fall.
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