Daylight saving time begins Sunday so the Las Cruces Fire Department recommends testing your smoke or fire alarms!
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday March 11th and the Fire Department
encourages the installation of new batteries and the manual testing of all smoke
alarms at least two times a year, perferably at the beginning and end of daylight
savings time. To check the operation of a smoke detector, simply press and hold
the alarm’s “test” button. If it beeps, or rings loudly, it’s working properly.
Consumers should avoid testing a detector by using candles or matches placed
under the alarm as repeated use of smoke to activate the device can cause
them to fail when an actual fire occurs.