As a Public Service Announcement:
- With each time change, if your smoke/CO alarms have batteries that are changeable, change them.
- If your smoke/CO alarms are hard wired or have long-life batteries, push the test button to make sure they are still working.
- If you have the long-life type, do you know when you bought it? If you remember, write the year on the alarm so you will never forget! If you don't remember, then toss it and get another. Better to be safe than sorry!
- If you do not have a smoke/CO alarm, well, nice to know you. A CO alarm is a must if you have any kind of open flame appliance including gas cooking stove, gas water heater, etc. I nearly lost my brother and his family to this. If his mother-in-law had not come by to get something, we would have. He told her they were all sick with a stomach bug and he would bring whatever she was coming to get out to her. As he stood outside to wait for her, he realized how much better he was feeling. He mentioned this to her and she ran in to grab his wife while he grabbed the kids.
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