Fall Back On Sound Advice: Time To Change Your Clock AND Your Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries
By Firefighter Mark Robertson Sr.
November 1, 2019

The upcoming end of Daylight Savings Time on November 3rd is an opportune time to check and maintain your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The checking and maintaining of these units takes just a few minutes. These few minutes can mean the difference between life and death for you and your family.

Working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are an intricate part of home fire safety. These units work 24 hours a day to protect you and your family, but they will only work properly if maintained properly. They should be vacuumed every time you change your clocks at the beginning and end of Daylight Savings Time to help prevent false activations. The batteries should also be changed at least once a year. You should also note the date the unit was manufactured every time you maintain the units. If the units are 8-10 years old they should be replaced with new units.

The Willingboro Fire Department provides free smoke detectors to the residents of Willingboro. We have a number of smoke detectors that we will install in your home for you. There are several ways that you can receive free smoke detectors:

1. Stop by or call or temporary heardquarters at 40 Middlebury Lane, (609) 871-7476 to schedule an appointment for us to install them for you.

2. Stop by our display at any township event to schedule an appointment for us to install them for you.

The department also has a limited supply of 9-Volt batteries available that we will install in your smoke detector.

Hyperlinks: National Fire Protection Association - Smoke Detectors
National Fire Protection Association - Carbon Monoxide Detectors