(WFXR) — Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, and while that means you get an extra hour of sleep, it also means it’s time to check your smoke detectors.
The Red Cross responds to a disaster call every eight minutes, most of which are for house fires. Seeing as most of these calls are for house fires, it’s important to take extra steps to stay safe.
Since you’ll already be setting your clocks back on Sunday, Nov. 1, that serves as an easy reminder to take a few extra steps and update your fire safety plan.
Here are a few tips for when you check your smoke alarms:
- Install them on every level of your house, including inside bedrooms and outside of sleeping areas.
- Test your smoke alarms once a month. If they are not working, change the batteries.
- Discuss a fire escape plan with all your family members.
However, if a fire does break out in your home, you should get out, stay out, and call for help.
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