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My Take - Smoke Detectors

A couple of weeks ago we all moved our clocks forward one hour.   But did you also remember to change the batteries in your smoke detector?  The vast majority of deadly fires in the Tennessee Valley involve homes where smoke detectors are either not working or not installed at all. Smoke alarms, when properly installed and maintained, provide early warning when fire occurs.   But the smoke detector is just one part of the equation. Make sure everyone in your home knows the best escape route as well as an alternate route and practice it often. Your kids have fire drills at school to educate them on the best exit routes if there's ever a fire.  Your home is even more critical because if your kids are asleep they may be disoriented and not as quick to think on their feet.  So change those batteries and come up with an escape plan it could save the life of someone you dearly love.

I'm Dave Thomason, that's "My Take" What's yours? 

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