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Posted on: October 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries™!

Change your batteries

It's almost that time of year again! Every fall, Energizer works to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time, this year on November 6th.

The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Energizer would like to remind you of the importance of batteries not only in smoke alarms but also in the full range of devices that help keep us safe, secure, and comfortable in our homes.

The City of Carbondale Fire Department will provide and install a smoke detector free as well as replace smoke alarm batteries in any person’s home in Carbondale that cannot afford to purchase one. We strongly encourage our citizens to take advantage of this program. The City of Carbondale Fire Department is doing its part to educate about the importance of fire prevention, but true safety lies with you and your willingness to take the steps needed to protect your home and family from fire. Our sincere hope is that everyone starts working towards an educated community protected from fire devastation.  

For more information about fire prevention, please contact the City of Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at 618-457-3234 or follow us on Facebook. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit

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