Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 a.m. As you change your clock to “Fall Back,” Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department would like to remind you that this is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
“Because batteries should be changed approximately every six
months, the time change is the perfect way to remember for this very important
task,” said Fire Marshal Carl Peas.
If you need assistance with changing your batteries or need
additional smoke alarms in your home, contact MFRD Fire Administration
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm at 615-893-1422 to take advantage of Project
S.A.F.E. “Smoke Alarms for Everyone.” MFRD offers free smoke
alarms/installation to the citizens of Murfreesboro, even specialty alarms for
the hearing or visually impaired.
Remember, you should have smoke alarms on every level of
your home including the basement, in every bedroom, and outside sleeping areas.
Smoke alarms should also be tested monthly to ensure they are properly working.
“Having working smoke alarms can cut your risk of fire death
in half,” said Peas.
Here’s a public service announcement from the City of
Murfreesboro to remind you to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”: http://youtu.be/gLl4O7DQNsY.