It's that time of year again where the clocks are changed for Daylight Savings Time. This also means it is time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Even though the alarms aren't sounding the annoying "beep" at 3:00 in the morning the batteries may still be getting low. Underpowered batteries tend to have more false alarms or worse, no alarms at all. Backup batteries are also in the alarms that are hard-wired to the buildings power.
The single best and easiest way to escape a fire in the residence is by having smoke alarms. These detectors will know about a fire long before the people do. Especially at night and when people are sleeping, occupied, or distracted.
Stay fire aware and safe. Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.