This weekend we "spring" forward by advancing our clocks one hour. In conjuction with the time change it is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors.
We have had some terrible fire related tragedies in Region 8 over the past few months. Let's make sure we all have smoke detectors... working smoke detectors... in our homes so we can increase the chances of receiving a potential life-saving warning in the event of a fire.
Smoke detectors have become very affordable with many averaging around $10. However, if your financial situation is such that you cannot afford to purchase a smoke detector please contact your local fire department. Many fire departments participate in free smoke alarm distribution and installation programs for eligible residents.