A good time to remember to check your
smoke alarm and change the batteries is
when you change your clocks twice a
year as daylight savings time begins and
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every
home needs working smoke alarms to
provide an early warning. Install smoke
alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways
that lead to sleeping areas, basements
and each additional level of your home.
To have your smoke alarm monitored and
to automatically alert the
fire department when you are in or away
from your home, have a Security Alarm
company install monitored smoke
If you are installing smoke alarms
yourself, they should be mounted on the
ceiling 4”from the wall; wall mounts
should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not
install near draft areas (windows,
vents). Call your local fire department
if you are unsure about placement.
Prepare and practice an escape plan!
Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to
meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay
Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm
saves somebody’s life.
Along with beautiful Texas weather and
increased outdoor recreation, there has
been a recent uptick in the number of
bicycles being stolen. A few tips to
help prevent bicycle theft: