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March 2012

It’s that time of year to change your clocks to Daylight Savings Time. As you set your clocks forward one hour, remember to also change your smoke detector batteries.

The peak time for fire fatalities nationwide is between 11pm and 7am. Nearly eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke detectors.

With lightning speed, a small smoldering fire can spread to engulf an entire room.

“Give yourself more time to escape a fire, have a working smoke detector near each bedroom and on each level of your home” advocates Interim Chief Ken Knoepfel.

The Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department reminds you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and make sure your smoke detectors are fully functioning. Test them once a month and keep them free of dust and debris.

For more information, check out our following links:

The US Fire Administration's smoke detector information page. Has information regarding selection and placement of smoke detectors.

Fire Facts has many facts about smoke detectors and fires.


Chief Dell Simmerman

409 East 2nd Street
Ogallala, Nebraska 69153
Phone: 308.284.4553
After Hours: 308.284.2024
Fax: 308.284.3718

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