2201 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, MO 65202 Phone: (573) 447-5000 FAX: (573) 447-5099 Friday, March 06, 2015
The Boone County Fire District reminds residents to change your smoke detector batteries when changing your clocks on Sunday, March 8, 2015
Gale Blomenkamp, Bureau Director/MPIO - Friday, March 06, 2015

Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning (March 8th) prompting the time-honored tradition of setting our clocks forward one hour before going to bed the night before. The Boone County Fire Protection District encourages residents to participate in the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign by installing a new battery in all home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors when they set their clocks ahead. All batteries loose their effectiveness over time and having a fresh one in your home smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is imperative. Two out of every ten smoke detectors fail to operate because of dead or missing batteries. If a fire occurs, working smoke detectors cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half by providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape. The Fire District is again participating in the “Change” campaign which is something we have done since it was developed in 1987 in response to an alarming increase in the number of home fire deaths despite the widespread use of smoke detectors. Energizer Brand Batteries, the flagship brand of Eveready Battery Company, Inc., in cooperation with the International Association of ...

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