Information from the Fire Prevention and Inspection Division:
Changing smoke alarm batteries twice a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce tragic fire-related deaths and injuries. The most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms is worn or missing batteries. It also is recommended to replace smoke alarms every 10 years due to decreased sensitivity.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- It's that time of year again to "fall back."
Daylight Saving time ends Sunday morning, so remember to set your clocks back an hour.
The Eau Claire Fire Department wants to remind you it's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The department suggests changing the batteries twice a year, so it lines up to use daylight saving time as your cue to make the change.