|Working smoke alarms saves lives|
|By Chief Todd Breeden|
|March 9, 2023|
With the upcoming "spring forward" time change, it is a good time to remember to check or change your batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
The following is information to help make sure all smoke alarms have working batteries, accounting for the multiple types of smoke alarms on the market and their varying battery requirements:
Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
Need a smoke detector? Contact Rockingham County Fire and Rescue office to get a free one, (540) 564-3175. Or contact us at (540) 289-5318.