Fog/Mist
22°FFog/MistFull Forecast

Firefighters: Check smoke detectors

Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Local firefighters are encouraging residents to check the batteries and smoke detectors when they change their clocks this weekend.

Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, and firefighters suggest residents replace the batteries in their smoke detectors.

They also recommend checking the date on the new batteries to ensure they have not expired.

Smoke detectors that are 10 years or older should be replaced.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

NIU Welcome Party

More videos »

Reader Poll

Which Christmas song do you like the least?
"Santa Baby"
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
"Last Christmas"
Anything by Mannheim Steamroller
The Chipmunks' "The Christmas Song"