Misc Tip When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Ideally, test them monthly.
One of the smartest things you can do to protect your home and your family is to make sure you have functioning smoke alarms on each floor of your house. Almost two-thirds of home-fire deaths (2005 to 2009) resulted from fires in homes with either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. In cases where smoke alarms fail to operate, it’s usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or “dead.” An easy way to remember to test the batteries is to set a monthly reminder in your phone. Then make it a habit to change your batteries twice a year, once when you set your clocks ahead for daylight saving time, and once when you set them back. It really is a simple way to protect the ones you love!