News Release

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery this Sunday!

City of Roanoke
November 2, 2012

A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms cut in half your family’s risk of dying in a home fire – but only if they work. So, when you turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 4, 2012, also make a lifesaving change in your household – change the batteries in your smoke alarms! This simple habit takes just a moment, but is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.

Roanoke Fire-EMS offers free batteries….stop by any of our stations (while supplies last!)

This reminder to Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery comes to you from Roanoke Fire-EMS, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer Max brand batteries.

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