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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Since 1966, most states have been changing the clocks twice a year in order to save an hour of daylight. Love it or hate it, daylight saving time is coming up again. Take a few minutes to check your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks. A working smoke alarm doubles your chances of escaping when a fire occurs.
When you spring forward on March 10, the Springfield Fire Department also wants you to think about an important way to move fire safety forward when you move the hands on your clock.
Nationally, smoking materials are the No. 1 cause of fire deaths, so there just isn’t a more important prevention message. Whether you smoke yourself or have guests who smoke, take these simple steps to reduce the risk of a smoking-related fire.
For additional fire safety information, contact the Springfield Fire Department at 417-874-2380.