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June 16, 2024

Daylight Savings Time

Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries for Daylight Savings Time 

Turlock, California - Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Turlock Fire Fighters Local 2434 remind you to not only change your clock for Daylight Savings Time but the batteries in your smoke alarms, too. “Saving your life can be as simple as changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year and replacing smoke alarms every seven to 10 years,” says Paul Arai, a fire fighter at Turlock Fire Department. Special smoke alarms are even available for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired.  

The NFPA reports that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Research has also demonstrated that photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective at warning people of smoke from smoldering fires than ionization smoke alarms. With earlier warning, people have more time to escape a burning structure and call to 9-1-1.

Your local fire fighters recommend installing a dual purpose smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside of every bedroom and on each floor of your home. “You should also install carbon monoxide alarms in your home and check them once a month,” says Arai. Carbon monoxide fumes are poisonous and will increase the intensity of a fire if ignited. More than 2,300 people die each year in home fires. Having a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm that works 24 hours a day greatly increases your chance of survival if your home catches on fire. 

In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1 for the help of your local fire fighters.


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