Red Cross Says ‘Turn and Test’; Turn Your Clocks Back, Test Smoke Alarms

Daylight saving time ended last Sunday, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone that this is a good time to test their smoke alarms.

As the fall season ushers in cold weather, it also increases the risk of deadly home fires. That’s because heating equipment is the second most common cause of fatalities from home fires—which, on average, take seven lives every day in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms can double a person’s odds of survival.


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