Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery: free batteries offered | Community Spirit
CAYCE, SC (WIS) - When you change your clocks this weekend, firefighters are reminding you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Cayce Department of Public Safety is offering free batteries to residents to encourage people to change them. Officers from the department will also help people install them, if necessary.
Starting this weekend, The Cayce Department of Public Safety will be providing a limited number of batteries for Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detectors to seniors and needy households in Cayce. To obtain the batteries or make arrangements for installation please call (803) 794-0456.
Home fires injure and kill thousands each year. The disturbing trend is that many home fire fatalities are taking place in homes without working alarms. The Cayce Department of Public Safety, Energizer, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs would like to eliminate these deaths by reminding everyone to test their smoke detectors and change the batteries. The replacement of batteries is being urged to coincide with the bi-annual time changes each year.
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