Saturday night marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. Firefighters remind you to change your smoke detector batteries after turning your clocks back an hour.
Cedar Falls fire crews say nearly 200 lives were saved in Iowa by smoke alarms last year. That's why they say it's important to install new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend.
They also say you should take a look at what kind of smoke detector you have. Ideally, you want a device that senses both flaming and smoldering fires.
"The other smoke detectors that are out there have either one of the two sensors in them. So they don't have both. So this one detects for both types of fires in the same unit. If you don't have the dual sensor smoke detector, you would almost have to have two to have the same type of protection," said Cedar Falls Fire Department Battalion Chief John Bostwick.
Fire crews also say, this weekend is a good time to go over a fire evacuation plan with your family. If you need help installing a smoke detector or changing its batteries, you can call your local fire department.
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