March 11 02:00 a.m.- Daylight Saving Time Begins
Beginning on Sunday at 2 a.m., daylight saving time will begin, the clocks will return to daylight savings time. The Palm Bay Fire Department is reminding everyone to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you set your clocks back on Sunday.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, and each additional level of your home. Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you are out, stay out!
Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recalls
- US Food and Drug Administration
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue offers a number of fire education programs and information.
Should you have any suggestions regarding fire education programs you would like to see offered, please email us