Nearly 100 volunteers from across New York State gathered at the Riverhead Fire House on Roanoke Avenue Friday morning to prepare to install fire alarms as a part of the Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" campaign.
Smoke detectors in a Jamesport home averted disaster when fire broke out in a sunroom early this morning, Jamesport Fire Chief Scott McKillop said.
As more of our timekeeping devices update automatically, it may be easier to forget the other very important ritual that accompanies the time change. The batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be changed twice a year to ensure that the devices are functional.
Eastern Standard Time arrives Sunday: Change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries
It’s that time of year again. Eastern Standard Time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. That means it's time to change the batteries in your household smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors this weekend as you change the clocks back for Eastern Standard Time.