“It’s that time of year again, time to change your clocks and change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, Nov. 5, and while you’re at it, please take a few minutes and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; then you can rest easy knowing your loved ones are being protected,” said Chief Kelly Keenan, unit chief of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire.
Seventy-five percent of fire deaths in residences occur in homes that either do not have smoke alarms or do not have working smoke alarms, according to the U.S. Fire Administration
“It is the cheapest insurance to safe guard you and your family in the event your home catches on fire. Bottom line, a working smoke alarm greatly increases your chance of surviving a house fire,” added Chief Keenan.
Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm tips:
For additional fire and life safety tips visit the Cal Fire website at fire.ca.gov.