The Fremont Fire Department would like to remind the community to change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you turn your clock forward Sunday, March 12. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms. 71% of smoke alarms that fail to operate in emergency situations have missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Smoke detectors give advance warning in a fire situation where minutes can mean the difference between life and death.
“Having a working smoke detector to give you an early warning, along with a home fire drill plan, will give you the tools you need to get you and your family out safely in the event of a fire,” said Fire Chief Todd Bernt. “Changing the batteries in your smoke detectors is of the utmost importance to an overall plan for your family’s safety.”
Senior Citizens or disabled individuals who are unable to replace their own batteries can contact the Fremont Fire Department at 402-727-2688 for assistance. If you have family or neighbors who might need assistance, please share this information.