News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/4/2016 12:44:21 PM to 11/7/2016 12:00:02 AM.

News Flash

Fire & Rescue

Posted on: November 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] MFRD Reminds You to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”

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”:

Facebook Twitter Email