Daylight Savings Time begins early Sunday morning as we “spring forward.” As always, its a good time for residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected. David Violas is with the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. He said we should check our detectors at least once a month to see if they are working. He offered these other tips.
Violas says having an escape plan in case of a fire is important too.
If alarms have removable batteries, those batteries should be replaced. Alarms equipped with sealed-in batteries should be tested to ensure they are in proper working condition. Alarms that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.