As one season draws to a close and another approaches, the shift in Daylight Savings Time is happening again. On November 6, 2011 at 0200, Daylight Saving Time will end for this year, requiring you to "turn back the hands of time". We at the Mountville Fire Company No. 1 would like to remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you roll back the clock.
"In 2003-2006, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from home fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- No smoke alarms were present in 40% of the home fire deaths.
- In 23% of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound." (Provided by the National Fire Protection Association)
"In more than half of the reported home fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate even though the fire was large enough, batteries were missing or disconnected. Nuisance alarms were the leading reason for disconnected alarms." (Provided by the National Fire Protection Association)