Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 am…time to set your clocks ahead one hour.
While you rejoice about the extra hours of daylight, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department wants to remind you that it’s also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms!
“Batteries in smoke alarms should be changed twice a year, approximately every six months,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar. “A great trick to remembering is to change your batteries when you change your clock each Fall and each Spring.”
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.
“Having working smoke alarms in your home is extremely important,” said Summar. “It can cut your risks of fire-related death in half.”