Daylight saving time fire safety reminder

March 08,2024

The Enterprise Fire Department is reminding the community as they change the time on their clocks this weekend as part of daylight saving time, it’s also a good time to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms.

“Not only do we encourage everyone to change their batteries, but we want you to test the alarms to ensure they are working properly and to go over and practice your fire safety plan,” Enterprise Fire Chief Christopher Davis said. “Don’t wait until there’s an emergency to decide what to do. Make a plan, go over it with your family, and perhaps most importantly, practice how to get out.”

Davis said that smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home, inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas.

“Smoke alarms save lives. It’s as simple as that. Fire spreads fast and working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.”

The Enterprise Fire Department has a goal for every home within city limits to have a working smoke alarm. Residents who need a free smoke alarm can stop by Central Fire Station or call (334) 348-2641 for more information.

“It’s important that our citizens are protected. The risk of dying in a house fire is cut in half with working smoke alarms.  If you need one, or know of a neighbor who needs one, please reach out to us. We will even install it free of charge.”