This weekend, firefighters across the nation are encouraging people to use the extra hour to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Northport Fire Rescue is reminding its residents that one simple step can help save their lives and the lives of those around them.
Daylight Saving time ends Sunday, November 3rd, and marks the 26th year of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program, sponsored by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Program reminds everyone to change and test the batteries in our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Northport Fire Rescue Public Information Officer, Captain Jason Norris says, "Eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms. It's a tragic statistic that could be reduced by adopting the simple habit of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program." Northport Fire Rescue will provide free batteries and change batteries for any resident who may need assistance. Northport residents can call (205) 333-3020.