Guess what happens Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 a.m.? We all lose one hour! And while you are remembering to set your clocks forward, it is also a great time to check your smoke detector and change the batteries. Did you know that most home fires occur at night, while you are sleeping? This underscores the importance of ensuring you have working smoke detectors to wake up you and your family … and even your pet!
Make sure to install smoke detectors in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home. Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside, and once you’re out, stay out!
The American Red Cross has launched a Home Fire Preparedness campaign and has put together some safety tips to help save lives. Tonight, before you go to bed, take a few minutes and change your smoke detector batteries to make sure you and your loved ones sleep safely.