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5:48 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. March 10. Fire officials recommend people change their smoke alarm batteries at the same time they change their clocks.
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The Wichita Fire Department is reminding residents to change their smoke alarm batteries at the same time they change their clocks for daylight saving time Sunday.

Wichita Fire Captain Stuart Bevis says a functioning smoke alarm is one of the most vital pieces of equipment in your home.

"Smoke alarms are a very vital tool in our home safety and to alert us in case of an emergency," he says. "So along with testing our smoke alarms every month these two times a year when we change our clocks, we want to change batteries on any smoke alarms that have batteries."

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