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Fall Back Safely: Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries

Post Date:11/02/2017

Ocala Fire Rescue strongly encourages everyone to follow the International Fire Chiefs Association’s recommendations to change your smoke detector batteries annually. The easiest way to remember this is by making a habit of changing detector’s batteries while you take care of another yearly must, such as changing your clocks back to standard time.

“Whether your home is equipped with standard smoke detectors, which require batteries be changes annually, or a newer model, with a ten year, sealed battery, ensuring that these alarms are in working order is a must. It is working smoke detectors that save lives”; said Ocala Fire Rescue’s Public Information Officer, Ashley Lopez.

For information on how to obtain a smoke detector for your home, please visit Ocala Fire Rescue’s webpage at




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