Champaign Fire Department Reminds Everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”


With Daylight Saving time right round the corner, (Sunday, March 13, 2016) the Champaign Fire Department reminds everyone to spring forward with safety and “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.”  Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Remember these smoke alarm safety tips:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of your home.
  • Test your smoke alarms every month.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.

Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.  Remember, if the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Respond quickly – get up and go, remember to know two ways out of every room, get yourself outside quickly, and go to your outside meeting place with your family.

According to Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, “Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a key role in reducing the number of fire deaths and injuries.”



Contact:  Randy Smith | 217-403-7212