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Daylight Savings Time reminder to test smoke detectors, change batteries

There is a safety reminder from the Danbury Fire Marshal's office for the weekend.  Deputy Fire Marshal Gary Bruce says when you change the clocks for daylight savings time, you should also change the batteries in your smoke detector.  In 2014, across the nation some 3,400 people died due to smoke alarms not working.


Bruce says new smoke detectors are a little different than the traditional 9-volt battery smoke detectors.  The new detectors last 10 years, but they should still be tested monthly.  The batteries are built into the device.  The old style smoke detector batteries should be changed every six months.


Batteries in carbon monoxide detectors should also be checked.


Bruce says there should be smoke alarms in every bedroom and on every level of the house.

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