REMINDER FOR SMOKE & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Reminder for smoke & carbon monoxide detectors

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.  So before you go to bed Saturday night (10/31), set your clocks back one hour.  It’s also recommended that you put fresh batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.  Oskaloosa firefighter Adam Haroldson says you should take that a step farther.

“Take them off the wall and look on the back of the detector and see how old it is.  If the smoke alarm is over ten years old, we ask that you replace it. And if the carbon monoxide alarm is over five years old, we ask you to replace that as well.”

Haroldson also recommends you have a carbon monoxide detector on each level of your home and a smoke detector in each bedroom.

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