Daylight Saving Time returns this Sunday, when we set our clocks ahead one hour. Its a good time to check your home's fire safety.
The fire department recommends changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, check fire extinguishers to make sure they are filled and will work properly and to review and practice fire safety plans.
"Nobody ever anticipates or plans on having a house fire," said Lt. Steven Cash of La Crosse Fire Department. "It's that preventative measure that's relatively cheap in cost to replace those batteries and ensure that your smoke detectors are functioning the way they should be."
Concerning smoke alarms, the fire department also recommends cleaning the unit either with compressed air or a vacuum cleaner hose. Many times they can accumulate dust and dirt and then may not work properly.
In addition, Ready Wisconsin also suggests the following for Daylight Savings Time: