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Red Cross of Montana Asks You to Test and Turn this Weekend

Working smoke alarms cut risk of home fire deaths in half

Daylight saving time begins on March 10 and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks forward to make sure the devices are working.

“Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half as you only have about two minutes to get out,” said Scott O’Connell, regional disaster officer for the Red Cross of Montana. “Every second counts when there’s a home fire and the sooner an alarm alerts you to a fire, the sooner you can get to a safer place. When you turn your clocks forward this weekend, test your smoke alarms too...


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