CAMINO – Fall back Saturday night and don’t forget to set all of your clocks and watches back one hour before you go to bed. Enjoy the extra hour on Sunday but most importantly don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, reminds Chief Bill Holmes of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of Cal Fire.
“Sixty-six percent of fire deaths in homes occur in homes that either do not have smoke alarms or do not have working smoke alarms” he explained. “This is a no-brainer; it is the cheapest insurance to safe guard you and your family in the event your home catches on fire. A working smoke alarm greatly increases your chance of surviving a house fire”.”
Smoke Alarm Tips:
If you are a senior or disabled resident of El Dorado County, stop by your local fire department to make an appointment for them to check your smoke alarm(s). They will change your battery or, if necessary, they will replace your smoke detector free of charge.
For additional fire and life safety tips visit www.fire.ca.gov.