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Daylight Saving Time Safety

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Remember daylight saving time is early Sunday morning and  it's time to turn your clocks back one hour.

Firefighters recommend you also replace your smoke detector or it's batteries.

They say sixty-five percent of fire-related deaths occur when smoke detectors are not working properly or have no batteries.

There's also a program where firefighters will go to the homes of elderly or disabled people and replace batteries or old smoke detectors.

But some new types of smoke alarms have batteries that last for years.. so you won't have to change them as much.

"They recommend that you replace your smoke detector about every ten years. But they now have got the sealed battery some detectors that are good for ten years so that doesn't require you to change the battery," said Rob Buckley, Kennewick Firefighter.

General Electric is also urging people to change the water filters in refrigerators that dispense drinking water around this time too.

 

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