Cheyenne Fire Prevention Urges Smoke Detector Maintenance
Cheyenne Fire Prevention Officer Byron Mathews that the time change this weekend is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Mathews says national statistics show over 40 percent of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms. He says another 23 percent are in homes where a detector was present but not working properly. Mathews says the process of changing the batteries is as simple as removing the detector, finding the battery storage area, taking off the cover and replacing the batteries.
He also says you should check the detector after the batteries are replaced to make sure it is working as it should.