This weekend is Daylight Saving Time – which means pushing clocks ahead one hour Sunday morning. But along with that, State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says it is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke alarms. He says the alarms can save lives.
Also, Merriman says it’s good to check carbon monoxide alarms.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, Merriman says carbon monoxide can kill before people are aware that it is in their home. Residents can check their smoke or carbon monoxide alarms by pushing the test button on the alarm. Merriman said if the alarm doesn’t sound, the batteries should be replaced.