Fire Officials Remind to Check Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

According to fire officials, a majority of house fire related deaths are in houses with faulty smoke detectors

SUPERIOR, Wisc. –  Sunday is the day to set the clocks back for daylight saving time, which means it’s also an important time to check something else around the house.

Fire officials say it’s time to change the batteries on those smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Experts say having a functioning smoke detector is a matter of life or death.

“Most fire deaths in the United States are in homes that have non–working smoke detectors,” Superior Fire Department’s Steve Edwards said. “That’s why smoke detectors are so important.”

Experts say it’s important to check your alarms are working at least once a month, and always practice a fire escape plan with your family.