Time to Check Your Smoke Alarm as You Spring Forward

Smoke Alarm Photo1Daylight savings time begins this Sunday, March 8 2015, and is a great way to remember when to check your smoke alarm. While you are adjusting your clock for Daylight Saving Time, check your smoke alarms to make they are working – if they have batteries, replace them with fresh batteries.

This simple reminder can help prevent fires from occurring and increase safety in the home. Did you know this about smoke alarm safety?

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
  • 37 percent of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present
  • Home fire fatalities are cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms

Protect your family and yourself by checking your smoke alarm and replacing the battery. This is a reminder from Home Search Real Estate and the Jacksonville NC Fire and Emergency Services

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