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OCTOBER

A Little Change is Good for You
Want to cut your risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half? Change the battery in your smoke alarms when you change your clock back to Standard Time. This simple act will provide you and your family with the extra seconds necessary to escape from a fire.

The majority of home fires occur between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., when most people are asleep. Mistakenly people believe that smoke will wake them when in fact smoke can dull your senses, cause loss of consciousness and even death. The majority of home fire-related deaths are from smoke inhalation, not flames or burns.

When you change your clock back to Standard Time be certain to change the batteries in your smoke alarms too. A working smoke alarm could save your life.

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Last Modified:   February 05, 2010

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