“Fall Back” and Check Your Smoke Alarm and Emergency Supply Kit
Fire officials remind us to use DST as a reminder to check (and change as needed) the batteries in our smoke alarms. And our emergency management office adds that the time change is a great time to check the supplies in your emergency supply kit, which may have been depleted during Hurricane Sandy.
A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It never sleeps.