Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

By Chino Valley Fire District

The Chino Valley Fire District wants to remind you to change the batteries in your home smoke alarms when changing your clocks back one hour on Sunday November 6, 2016.

“Working smoke alarms are a safe and effective way to protect your family’s life in the event of fire.” says Fire Chief Tim Shackelford.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, an estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms. The Chino Valley Fire District offers residents the following tips to help ensure safety:

  • Install smoke alarms outside all bedrooms and on every level of your home
  • Test smoke alarms once a month by pushing the test button
  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least twice a year
  • Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years, or in accordance with manufacturer guidelines
  • Do not disable smoke alarms, even temporarily
  • Develop an emergency escape plan
  • Practice your emergency plan

For more information about Fire and Life Safety, visit our website at www.chinovalleyfire.org or follow us on social media @cvifd.