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Spring Forward With Safety In Mind
Time change is good time to make sure emergency items have working batteries
Franklin, TN – When you change your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night, the Franklin Fire Department encourages you also to change batteries in items you rely on during emergencies. Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and severe weather essentials such as flashlights, cell phone chargers and weather radios should be ready to help keep you and your family safe.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms: Replace batteries once per year or when the alarm “chirps” with a low battery warning. The backup battery in hardwired alarms needs to be replaced once per year as well. Exception – in alarms that have 10-year lithium, or “long life” batteries, you cannot and should not replace the lithium batteries. Replace your entire alarm according to the manufacturer’s instructions – generally 10 years for smoke alarms and 5 – 7 years for CO alarms.
Emergency power kit: Severe weather is most likely to occur during the spring months of March, April and May. Help your family stay safe and connected in the event of a power outage. An emergency power kit should include a battery-powered or hand crank radio, a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, portable cell phone charger, a working flashlight for each family member, and extra batteries. Candles pose a particularly dangerous risk of fires in stormy conditions, especially when there’s a potential for a gas leak.
For more information please visit the Franklin Fire Department’s website at www.franklintn.gov/fire, or call the department at (615) 791-3270.