Released on November 3, 2011 - 1:24pm
Nov 02
Mayor Craig A. Moe reminds residents and citizens that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 6, 2011. Mayor Moe asks you to please place fresh batteries in your smoke detectors when you move your clocks back one hour.
Smoke Detectors
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home. Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas (windows, vents.). Call your local fire department if you are

unsure about placement.

A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends.

Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay out!

Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.

Phone numbers to your local fire departments:
Laurel Volunteer Fire Department   301-776-3600
Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad      301-725-3345
Or call the City of Laurel Fire Marshal 301-725-5300  
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