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Firefighters: Smoke Detector Batteries Should be Changed Twice a Year

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Daylight Savings Time is coming this weekend, and while you change your clocks don't forget your smoke detectors, too.

Firefighters recommend changing the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year, and the time change is an easy reminder.

"You need to change the batteries in your smoke detectors as well as your carbon monoxide detectors. It's a good idea to change your batteries once a year, I recommend you change them twice," said Weston Fire Chief Kenny James.

Chief James also recommends testing your detectors once a month, and replacing them every 10 years.