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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 2, 2015

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. October 26, 2015 – As the time change approaches on
November 1st, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents to make
another change that could save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms
and carbon monoxide detectors.
Non-working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors rob residents of the
protective benefits that these fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most
commonly cited cause of non-working alarms is worn or missing batteries.
To save lives and prevent needless injuries, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department
has joined the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign. The program
urges all Americans to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit: changing smoke alarm and
carbon monoxide detector batteries when changing clocks back to standard time each fall,
this year on November 1st.
The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when most families
are sleeping. Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector maintenance is a simple,
effective way to reduce home fire deaths. These alarms can give your family the extra
seconds you need to get out of a home fire safely.

Contact

Captain Dave Zaniboni
Information Officer
Office 805- 681-5531
Cell 805-896-6336
News Line 805-681-5546
Email david.zaniboni@sbcfire.com
Twitter @SBCFireInfo

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