State Fire Marshal: Turn back clocks and check fire alarms Saturday night

(KSFY) - Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m., and South Dakota's Fire Marshal is reminding everyone to do two things -- reset their clocks and check their smoke alarms -- on Saturday night.

“Smoke alarms don’t help if they are not in working order and the batteries in smoke alarms should be changed about twice a year,” Fire Marshal Paul Merriman said in a press release. “It is a fact that working smoke alarms save lives. The National Fire Protection Association says nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in properties without working smoke alarms.”

He said it is important to have a smoke alarm in every bedroom and on every level of the home. Also, it is important to replace your smoke alarms if they are 10 years old -- if not sooner.



 
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