Fremont Fire Department: Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

FREMONT – Daylight savings time comes to an end this Sunday morning, and the Fremont Fire Department wants you to change your smoke detector & carbon monoxide detector batteries as you set those clocks back.

House fires result in nearly 3,000 deaths each year, and those house fires increase exponentially in the fall and winter season. As the temperatures drop, space heaters, fireplaces, furnaces and other ways to keep homes warm during cold weather can all present a range of possible fire hazards & carbon monoxide risks. By changing the batteries in those detectors, you can give yourself & your loved ones precious time to escape an unsafe situation.

The Fremont Fire Department will help members of the community who are unable to replace the batteries in their alarms – senior citizens and the disabled who need help replacing those batteries or who would like their systems tested should contact the Fremont Fire Department at (402) 727-2688. A member of the fire department will then make arrangements to perform those replacements or tests, free of charge.

A working smoke detector cuts your chances of dying in a house fire by half. Don’t forget: change your clocks, change your batteries.