Remember to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries and Clocks This Weekend
The Brentwood Fire and & Rescue Department reminds everyone to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set the clocks back on Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
“Be sure to check the manufacturers date on your detectors,” said Chief Jeff Pender, Brentwood Fire Marshal. “Smoke detectors with non-replaceable lithium batteries are designed to last up to ten years, and should be considered when replacing your smoke alarms,” Pender added. According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly three out of five fire deaths happened in homes with no smoke alarms, or smoke alarms that were not working.
Chief Pender also reminds you to close your doors while sleeping at night. A closed door can reduce fire growth and spread, limit damage to your home, and possibly save lives. “Remember to close bedroom doors when sleeping, close doors behind you when escaping a room or building on fire, and always keep fire doors closed,” Pender said. #Closethedoor