On the morning of November 7, when you change your clock back for the end
of daylight-saving time, use that extra hour for a lifesaving action, change the
batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Fremont Fire Department is taking part in a smoke alarm battery
replacement program. The fire department wants to help members of the
community who are unable to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms.
Home fires take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United
States alone. Despite the increased number of homes with smoke alarms, the
issue is keeping the devices working. According to the National Fire Protection
Association, three out of five fire injuries take place in homes without working
smoke alarms. And 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had
missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Smoke alarms give advance warning in
a fire, in a situation where minutes can mean the difference between life and
SENIOR CITIZENS or DISABLED INDIVIDUALS who are unable to replace
their own batteries, and would like to have their alarms checked and batteries
replaced, should contact the Fremont Fire Department at 727-2688.
A member of the fire department will make arrangements to replace the battery free of charge.
Please join us and make sure your alarms are working. A working smoke alarm cuts your chance of dying in a fire nearly in half.