Change Your Clock and Change BatteryMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Nov 01 2018 1:57 PM
Dothan, AL. - Dothan Firefighters would like to remind residents to not only change their clocks this weekend, but to also change the batteries in all smoke alarms.
According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs, 29% of fatal fires have inoperable smoke alarms or none present at all. Smoke alarms should be placed in each sleeping room, on each level of the home and in common areas such as hallways and stairwells.
When you are changing the batteries, it’s a good idea to dust or vacuum the alarms. You should also replace any that are more than 10-years old, push the test button to make sure the alarm functions and take the time to develop a home fire escape plan.
The Dothan Fire Department will assist you with installing smoke alarms and replacing batteries. This service is provided free to Dothan citizens that are unable to purchase or install smoke alarms. For more information, contact our 24 Hour Smoke Alarm Hotline at 334-615-FIRE (3473).