Fire officials recommend you change the batteries in your smoke detectors
Fire Prevention officials are reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they reset their clocks for Daylight Saving Time Saturday night.
Chad Duffaut, Chief of Fire Prevention for St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1, tells 99.5FM a typical home should have several smoke detectors.
"We recommend a minimum of one in each bedroom, one in the hallway outside the bedrooms and one on every level," Duffaut said.
Smoke detectors can reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by providing early warning.
"The earlier warning you can get of a fire, the better your chances are of surviving a house fire," Duffaut said.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs recommends replacing your smoke detectors every 8 to 10 years.