It is time to turn your clocks forward one hour as Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13. And that means it is also a great opportunity to test your smoke alarms.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to check your smoke alarms at least once a month, by pushing the test button on the alarm. USFA estimates that more than 2,500 people die in home fires each year in the United States largely due to non-functioning smoke alarms.  A functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death. 

USFA offers these life-saving tips to protect your family from a home fire:

·         Install smoke alarms in every bedroom.

·         Check the smoke alarm once a month.

·         Install interconnected smoke alarms in your home, so when one alarms sounds they all sound.

·         Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or older.


A fire extinguisher is an essential item to have in your home. Small ones cost less than $20 and they will last for years.


If you do have a fire in your home, keep in mind a fire is FAST, a fire is DARK, a fire is HOT, and a fire is DEADLY.

There is much useful and educational information about fire prevention and safety at  

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