Review your safety checklist as we spring forward


As clocks are set ahead, the Grand Island Fire Department recommends residents test smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and change the batteries in both potentially lifesaving devices.

Install at least one smoke alarm on every floor of your home, including the basement, and in, or near eachsleeping area.

Firefighters in Lethbridge responded to over 120 calls in 2017 when smoke detectors warned residents to leave their homes and call 911. "In West Virginia the American Red Cross is working to encourage people to make sure they have working smoke alarms because if they don't it can be fatal", said Keeling.

You are asked to test your smoke alarms every month and replace batteries at least once a year. Most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns.

The association says that three of every five deaths attributed to a fire occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Alarms should also be dusted and vacuumed. We strongly encourage New Yorkers to install 10-year smoke alarms, which can not be easily deactivated.

Eggs stored at a fertility clinic in danger due to a malfunction
The eggs and embryos have been moved to a different cryotank in the meantime, but their viability remains questionable. Employees were alerted to the problem by an alarm when they arrived for work Sunday morning.

According to a news release, the most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms are worn or missing batteries.

"It's important for everyone to make sure their household is ready", said Regional Director of Communications of the Alabama Red Cross Alicia Anger.

WSFA 12 News is teaming up with ARC in the launch of its "Sound the Alarm, Save a Life" campaign.

"Develop and practice an escape plan for the family that has two ways out in case of fire", said Sehlmeyer. Replace the batteries every year. "If you have a two bedroom home we'll put in two detectors in the rooms and one in the hallway", says Guetschow. Our divisions include the State Fire Marshal's Office, Insurance, Securities, Consumer Affairs, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Regulatory Boards, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, Tennessee Corrections Institute, and TennCare Oversight.