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Daylight Savings Springs Clocks and Safety Practices Forward

It’s time again to spring forward for daylight savings time, but while you’re adjusting your clocks it's also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Posted: Mar 11, 2018 9:12 AM
Updated: Mar 12, 2018 10:29 AM

It’s time again to spring forward for daylight savings time, but while you’re adjusting your clocks it's also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

St. Joseph Firefighter Jake Lilly said changing the batteries in your smoke detector twice a year can save someone’s life.

“Two-thirds of all fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms that should have worked, but often fail to, occur because of missing or dead batteries. So, it’s very important to constantly check your batteries and replace them,” Lilly said.

Lilly also recommends having an emergency plan of action in the event of a fire to insure all members of the family know what to do and where to go in case of an emergency.

“The first step in a plan of action is everyone in the home knowing what the smoke alarm sounds like and when they do hear that knowing what to do,” Lilly said.

The St. Joseph Fire Department recommends each level of a home have a working fire alarm in each room. Firefighters said the best safety protocol is to test smoke detectors in your home on a monthly basis and completely replace smoke detectors every 10 years.

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A weak cold front will move through the area overnight bringing the chance for a few areas of very light rain, but most areas will stay dry. Temperatures will be slightly cooler tomorrow because of the front with highs in the mid to upper 40s. It will be breezy at times tomorrow especially in the morning and afternoon hours with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Mild and fairly quiet weather is on the way for next week with above average temperatures all week. Temperatures will start in the 50s on Monday and warm into the 60s by mid week. Most of next week looks sunny and dry with only a few slim chances for precipitation.
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