A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms cut your family’s risk of dying in a home fire in half – but only if they work.
This Sunday, March 11, is the start of Daylight Saving Time – a change created by a 2005 federal law dictating that DST now begin three weeks earlier than before and extend a week later to the second Sunday in November. And when you change your clocks, the Milton Public Safety Department urges you to also make a lifesaving change in your household – change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
This simple habit takes just a moment, but is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.