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Changing Detectors for Daylight Saving Time

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Firefighters want you to do more than change your clocks Saturday night. They encourage you to change your smoke alarms too.

They say you should change them every six months and now is as good a time as any. They say people who forget to change their batteries or don't check them are the ones most seriously hurt in fires.

Smoke detectors over 10 years old are only 60% as effective and should be replaced. Firefighters say daylight saving time is also a good time to refresh emergency preparedness kits.