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Posted on: October 24, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Change Your Clocks - Change Smoke Alarm/CO Batteries

Replace batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector when you move your clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 4.

The Fire Department also suggests changing batteries at least once a year, and replacing your smoke alarm and CO detector at least every ten years.

Roseville Firefighters will assist seniors or people with disabilities to change batteries in smoke detectors or CO detectors. Call 651-792-7009 to schedule a time for a firefighter to visit your home.

Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for proper placement of your smoke alarms and CO detectors. Have at least one:

• Outside every sleeping area in your home
• On every level of your home, including the basement

According to the State Fire Marshall, residential fires account for 83% of all fire deaths in Minnesota. Roughly two-thirds of fire deaths that happen each year are in homes with no smoke alarm or a smoke alarm that does not work.

Smoke detectors can be recycled at Retrofit Recycling, 2960 Yorkton Blvd, Little Canada. Call 651-766-7422 for directions and hours.

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