Change Your Clock Change Your Battery
On November 6th, when you set your clock back, change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke alarms should be replaced 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Home fires take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States alone. Despite the increased number of homes with smoke alarms, the issue now is keeping the devices working. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 3 out of 5 fatal fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms, and 71% of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.
So, when you change your clocks, remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, test them, and replace them if they are older than 10 years. Give your family every chance to get out safely if there is ever a home fire. To see our Energizer Household Safety Checklist (click here).
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As of 9/26/16, slash burning is now open. Go to www.burnpermits.idaho.gov to get your permit. For slash burning, you must call our office to schedule an inspection of your pile before burning. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please call our Admin. Office Mon. - Fri. from 8 am to 5 pm at 208-777-8500.
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