Red Cross reminds you to ‘Turn and Test’


Test smoke alarms when clock is turned forward

SIDNEY — Despite the cold temperatures, it’s finally time to spring forward! As Ohioans usher in Daylight Saving Time Sunday morning at 2 a.m., remember to turn clocks forward one hour; and while, you’re at it, test the batteries in smoke alarms.

According to the American Red Cross, seven people die every day in home fires, but that risk is cut in half by working smoke alarms. If you don’t have these lifesaving devices in your home, or if they are over 10 years old, you can get new, state-of-the-art smoke alarms for free from the American Red Cross. Call the Troy office, 937-332-1414 or Greenville office, 937-548-1002 to make an appointment to have free smoke alarms installed on every level of your home. Red Cross volunteers will also provide fire safety information and help develop fire escape plans.

The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help install smoke alarms during Sound The Alarm, April 27 to May 12. To volunteer, go to SoundTheAlarm.org and type in your zip code for your closest volunteer opportunity.

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Test smoke alarms when clock is turned forward