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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

By Laura Bannon
By lbannon@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Daylight saving end this Sunday, November 5.

While it is always important to "fall back" and get an extra hour of sleep, why not change your clock and change your batteries to sleep an extra hour without fear?

This past year, 40 percent of all fatal fires occurred at home, that did not have a working alarm at home, while 25 percent of fire-related fatalities occurred because the smoke alarm did not ring.

There is a large percentage of home smoke alarms not properly working and with daylight savings coming to end, this is a good time to remember to change the smoke alarm batteries.

Jackson Fire Department, Fire Marshal Wayne Arnold, explained that it is important to have working residential sprinklers, but it is also important to review fire procedures this weekend.

"There are two things you can do right now to make sure you save your life in the event of a fire, make sure you have a working smoke alarm and have an exit drill that you practice in the event of a fire," said Arnold.

Spending a few dollars for a battery can save you and your family's life from a fire.
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