Many home fire deaths occur due to smoke alarms that aren’t working. After 10 years, a smoke alarm has worked continuously for more than 87,000 hours. Does your cell phone, computer or even coffee maker work that long? How old is your alarm?
The Mosier Fire District reminds you that replacing your smoke alarms matters. Replace smoke alarms every ten years. Install alarms on each floor, in living areas, and inside and outside of sleeping areas. Test all smoke alarms at least once a month, press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
With Daylight Savings Time ending this weekend, remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors as well as carbon monoxide detectors. An alarm or detector will not work if the batteries do not work.