La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, November 4th. That means we have to move our clocks back an hour but officials also are reminding people to check their detectors.
The La Crosse Fire Department say Daylight Saving Time is a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke or fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Along with changing the batteries, test to make sure your alarms work.
Firefighters say if your smoke alarm is older than 7-years old, buy a new one. If your carbon monoxide detector is older than 5-years old, buy a new one.
The La Crosse Fire Department says each year we have about 3,500 fire deaths across the United States and more than two-thirds of those deaths occurred in homes because there was no working or no smoke detector.
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