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By LuAnn Schindler

Check your smoke alarms

End of Daylight Savings Time reminds us to check alarms


October 31, 2019

As area residents prepare to fall back with the end of Daylight Saving Time, local fire departments remind everyone to check batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and to test that they are functioning.

Homeowners who have alarms with sealed-in batteries should check that the alarms are still operational.

Twelve fire-related deaths have occurred in Nebraska in 2019, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Working smoke alarms save lives. Three of every five home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms or in homes lacking smoke alarms, according...

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