Thursday, March 8th, 2012 by Donna Dollar
Posted in 101 Gold's Posts
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.