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Working smoke alarms help prevent fire deaths
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Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Local firefighters remind you to not only change your clock for daylight-savings time but the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.“Saving your life can be as simple as changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year and replacing smoke alarms every seven to 10 years,” says Brad Weaver, president of McMinnville Firefighters Association. Special smoke alarms are even available for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired.The National Fire Protection Agency reports that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.