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(Neb)-Spring Forward, Fall Back Tonight - And Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/04/2017 12:37 AM
CHADRON - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 tomorrow morning and that means pushing your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight or risk being an hour early to church, breakfast, or wherever. As for tonight's time change, just remember the simple "Spring Forward, Fall Back" as a guide.

        Fire officials also recommend using the time change to check smoke alarms and replace their batteries as a precaution. Deputy Nebraska State Fire Marshal Pat Gould says smoke alarms don't help if they are not in working order and changing batteries twice a year is a simple and cheap way making sure they're good.

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Gould says the basic recommendation from fire experts is to replace all smoke alarms when they get to be 10 years old or if they don't respond properly to testing...which should be done once a month by pressing the test button.

       Gould also suggests reviewing family fire response plans and looking at other fire safety issues as part of response planning.


    


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