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Summit Fire & EMS reminds residents to change smoke detector batteries this weekend

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Summit Fire & EMS is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they reset their clocks for the end of daylight saving time Sunday, Nov. 5. Smoke detectors play a crucial role in safeguarding residents’ homes and loved ones by providing early warning in the event of a fire. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure smoke detectors function correctly when needed most, the release states. “Changing the batteries in your smoke detector twice a year during the time change is a quick and easy way to enhance your family’s safety,” Fire Marshal Kim McDonald said in the release. “Don’t underestimate the importance of functioning smoke detectors — they truly can make the difference between life and death in a fire.” Read more ...