Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 a.m. As you turn your clocks back one hour, it’s also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
“Because batteries should be changed approximately every six months, the time change is the perfect way to remember for this very important task,” said Assistant Chief of Community Risk Carl Peas.
If you need assistance with changing your batteries or need additional smoke alarms in your home, contact MFRD Fire Administration Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm at 615-893-1422. MFRD offers free smoke alarms/installation to the citizens of Murfreesboro, even specialty alarms for the hearing or visually impaired.
Remember, you should have smoke alarms on every level of your home including the basement, in every bedroom, and outside sleeping areas. Smoke alarms should also be tested monthly to ensure they are working properly.
“Having working smoke alarms can cut your risk of fire death in half,” said Peas.