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Daylight Saving Time, change smoke alarm batteries

It’s time to “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night for Daylight Saving Time.

And the Seattle Fire Department reminds you to change the batteries in your smoke alarm this weekend as well, especially in light of the recent arsons in our neighborhood.

Most fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. The most commonly cited cause of nonworking smoke alarms: dead or missing batteries. In a home fire, a working smoke alarm can cut the risk of death by half.

The Seattle Fire Department can install smoke alarms and batteries free of charge in homes where the homeowner is either a senior citizen, living on a low income, or has a disability. If you live outside the city of Seattle, please contact your local Fire Department to request assistance.

Smoke alarm maintenance is one of the simplest methods of protecting your home and family from fires. For more information or to request assistance changing smoke alarms and batteries contact the Seattle Fire Department at (206) 386-1337.

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