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As many are aware, November 2nd is when we changed the time on our clocks in observance of Daylight Savings. To ensure proper maintenance of your smoke detectors within your home, each time we change the time on our clock’s in observance of daylight savings it is a good practice to go ahead and change the batteries within your smoke detectors. Most detectors require a 9 volt battery.
Waiting until a smoke detector warns of a defective battery (chirping) may place your family in danger as a chirping smoke detector will generally result in the battery being removed with the intent of replacing at a later date and time, only to have the replacement happen several days later.
In newer homes, smoke detectors generally have two power sources. The primary source is by having the smoke detector plugged into the electrical power source established be the electrician when the home was constructed. These detectors should also have a battery backup system. These detectors also are equipped with a 9 volt battery that requires regular replacement to ensure that the detector stays operational at all times, including when a power failure occurs.
For smoke alarms that are connected to a fire alarm system that has a control panel, these smoke detectors may be powered by another power supply and you should consult with your alarm company as to whether these detectors should have their batteries replaced. In most cases, these detectors will be maintained by the alarm company.
If you have not already changed the batteries when you changed your clock in observance of Daylight Savings, please remember to replace the batteries in the smoke detectors as soon as possible.
Should you have any questions about smoke detectors within your home or need assistance in replacing batteries, you can contact our administrative office at 239-303-5300 to seek assistance.
The next regular monthly scheduled meeting of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will be held on December 30, 2014 and will begin at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, Station 104, 3102 16th St SW, Lehigh Acres, FL 33976. Meetings will be conducted within the apparatus bay (accessible from the rear of the building) or in the classroom (accessible from the south parking lot). Accommodations for parking include the parking lot on the south and west side of building. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct District business and to take official action on any and all other business to come before the Board of Commissioners. Anyone wishing to appeal any action of the Board of Commissioners at any of the above referenced meeting(s) is responsible to have a verbatim record made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. If an individual requires special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Chief John Wayne (239) 303-5300.