Fire Dept. Gives Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms

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It's almost time to spring forward and set our clocks ahead an hour because Daylight Savings Time begins Saturday night into Sunday.

We'll all have to move our clocks and time pieces one hour forward, meaning we'll lose an hour. But there is still something to gain.

The Charlottesville Fire Department is reminding people to check the batteries in your smoke alarms when you reset your clocks.

If you don't have an alarm, they've got some free ones to offer to people who live in the city.

“Our goal is to have a working alarm in every residence in the city and the Charlottesville Fire Department is determined to do that and provide that service to the citizens of the community,” said Chief Richard Jones.

For more on the free smoke detectors you can call the fire department's Neighborhood Safety Hotline at 434-970-3245 or click here.

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