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Press release from the Batavia Fire Department:

The City of Batavia Fire Department is reminding everyone to change the batteries in their detectors this weekend when they change their clocks back one hour for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Batteries in both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be changed twice a year to ensure a quick alert to the presence of deadly carbon monoxide or a fire in the home allowing occupants precious time for escape. 

Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years and carbon monoxide detectors every 5-7 years or when defective. As in the past, the Energizer Battery Company has donated a supply of 9 volt batteries to the City of Batavia Fire Department for city residents who need help replacing the batteries in their detectors.

The fire department also has free smoke detectors available to make sure that every residence has at least one working smoke alarm. To ensure proper installation, firefighters will come to your home and install a smoke detector or replace the battery in existing detectors free of charge. 

The smoke alarm and battery replacements are offered year round. To schedule an appointment for an installation, call City Fire Headquarters at 345-6375.

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