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Take a second and maybe save a life

Published 11:30pm Friday, November 4, 2011

Sunday marks the end of Daylight Saving.

Yes. The day that donates you an extra hour of your weekend.

No it’s not fair but yes that time is here.

When you roll back your clocks Saturday night, remember to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide sensors.

Those two potentially life-saving devices typically are overlooked when it comes to daily maintenance.

If a fire breaks out in your home and takes out the electricity, you’re smoke detectors will be all that stands between you and getting safely outside. Yes, the batteries in the smoke detector are more important than those in your remote control.

Ditto for carbon monoxide detectors as residents begin lighting their fire places or firing up their gas heaters more often.

These quick and simple steps are way too easy to be skipped and they mean far too much to the safety of your family in a time where every second can make a huge difference.

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