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Reminder: Check smoke, carbon monoxide detectors when changing clocks

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Smoke Alarms

The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department is reminding residents to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when setting clocks back on Sunday, Nov. 4. 

“Be sure to check the manufacturers date on your detectors,” Brentwood Fire Marshal and Chief Jeff Pender said. “Smoke detectors with non-replaceable lithium batteries are designed to last up to 10 years and should be considered when replacing your smoke alarms.”  

According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly three out of five fire deaths happened in homes with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that were not working.

Pender is also reminding residents to close doors while sleeping at night. A closed door can reduce fire growth and spread, limit damage to your home and possibly save lives.  

“Remember to close bedroom doors when sleeping, close doors behind you when escaping a room or building on fire, and always keep fire doors closed,” Pender said.  

A free smoke alarm can be requested from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.  

For any questions, call the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department at (615) 371-0170.

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