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Posted on: March 8, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Time change means battery change

Watertown Fire Rescue is reminding area residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they change their clocks. Smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors can be tested by pushing the test buttons, and families should take the opportunity to practice escape routes. Home fire fatalities peak between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when most families are sleeping. It is a good idea to replace smoke detectors every 10 years and replace Carbon Monoxide detectors every 5-7 years.

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