Encourage Fire Safety While “Falling Back”

Daylight Savings Time begins November 6 at 2:00 am, and as communities prepare to “fall back” one hour, Fire Corps teams can work with their department to remind residents to stay fire safe by changing their smoke alarm batteries. Alkaline batteries should be replaced at least once a year, and a good rule of thumb is to change the batteries when you change your clocks.

If smoke alarms are needed in your community, you can help by utilizing Fire Corps’ smoke alarm donation program sponsored by First Alert. Your registered Fire Corps program can apply for these free smoke alarms by simply filling out the Smoke Alarm Request Form. Please keep in mind that quantities are limited and restrictions apply.

Click here to learn more about smoke alarm maintenance and installation, and find additional resources from the Sound the Alarm program at www.soundthealarmtoday.org.