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Time to Change the Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors

Daylight savings is a good time to change smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department reminds everyone to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to coincide with the changing of the clocks.

"Even most plug-in and hard wired detectors have a battery backup that we recommend be replaced twice a year," said Kevin Catalano, the fire department spokesman. "Changing the batteries — 9 volt batteries in almost all instances — twice a year at the same time that the clocks are changed is a good way to remember."

Elderly or disabled residents who are physically unable to change their batteries may contact the Fire Marshal's Office during weekday hours at (203) 452-2807.

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