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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Tennesseans to Change Your Clocks and Your Battery

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set back their clocks Saturday night for daylight savings time.

“Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they’re providing the proper protection,” West says. “Use the extra hour we gain this weekend to make sure your home and family are fire-safe.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, April 3rd, 2014

 

Effort to eliminate daylight savings time was turned back

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – Despite suggestions this bill, had widespread support across Tennessee, the State Government Committee defeated this proposal to eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Tennessee.

During discussions on the bill, various legislators raised concerns about the impact on commerce in our state, in addition to creating unnecessary confusion. In order to appease critics, an amendment was offered that would have exempted East Tennessee from the proposal, which would have created a two hour time difference in certain parts of the state.

The bill was ultimately defeated. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says check your Smoke Alarms when you change your Clocks

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak reminds Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they change their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time. McPeak also urges everyone to consider the age of their smoke alarms.

“Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they are providing the proper protection,” McPeak says. “It is also important to note that any smoke alarm that is 10-years-old or older should be replaced entirely.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds everyone that Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday

 

It’s Time to turn clocks back an hour once again

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak reminds Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set back their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time.

“Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they are providing the proper protection,” McPeak says. “Use the extra hour we gain this weekend to make sure your home and family are fire-safe.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds Tennesseans to change clocks, smoke alarm batteries for Daylight Savings Time

 

As time falls back this weekend, take a moment to practice fire safety

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak is reminding Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set back their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time.

“Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they’re providing the proper protection,” McPeak says. “Use the extra hour we gain this weekend to make sure your home and family are fire-safe.” «Read the rest of this article»

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As you adjust your clocks, change Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide alarm batteries

 

State Fire Marshal offers daylight saving time reminder

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak is reminding Tennesseans to change their smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms’ batteries this weekend when they set back their clocks late Saturday night for daylight saving time.

“Detectors,  even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they’re providing the proper protection,” McPeak says. “Use the extra hour we gain this weekend to make sure your home and family are fire-safe.”

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Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries, as you spring forward

 

‘Change your clock, change your battery’ for daylight saving time

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00am Sunday, March 13th. Be sure and set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

As clocks move ahead this weekend for daylight saving time, Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak would like to remind Tennesseans to change their homes’ smoke alarm batteries, as well.

Smoke Detector

“ ‘Change your clock, change your battery’ is an easy phrase to remember and practice, when you update your clocks this weekend,” says McPeak. “Smoke alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and be tested monthly to ensure you have the protection you need,” McPeak says. “Use this time to protect your home and family.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tips: Surviving the Daylight Saving Time “fall back”

 

Consumer ReportsTurn your clocks back one hour since Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday November 7th at 2:00am

Daylight Saving Time ends in the U.S. on Sunday November 7th at 2:00am. Thankfully, technology has lessened the usual burden of reverting all of our clocks and other gadgets that require “accurate” time to function properly. Cable service providers automatically set the time on their set-top boxes. Windows 7, Mac OS X and other operating system software have been programmed to also automatically adjust computer clocks. «Read the rest of this article»

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As you adjust your clocks, change smoke alarm batteries

 

State Fire Marshal offers daylight saving time reminder

Tennessee Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Leslie A. Newman is reminding Tennesseans to change their smoke alarms’ batteries this weekend when they set back their clocks late Saturday night for daylight saving time.

“Smoke alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they’re providing the proper protection,” says Tennessee State Fire Marshal Leslie A. Newman. “Use the extra hour we gain this weekend to make sure your home and family are fire-safe.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Replace your smoke alarm’s batteries, as you spring forward

 

‘Change your clock, change your battery’ for daylight saving time

Nashville, TN – As clocks move ahead this weekend for daylight saving time, Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Leslie A. Newman would like to remind Tennesseans to change their homes’ smoke alarm batteries, as well.

“ ‘Change your clock, change your battery’ is an easy phrase to remember and practice, when you update your clocks this weekend,” says Newman. “Smoke alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and be tested monthly to ensure you have the protection you need,” Newman says. “Use this time to protect your home and family.”

A working smoke alarm will double your survival chances during a home fire by giving you the critical time needed to escape. Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. The smoke and toxic gases from a fire can cause you to sleep more deeply, diminishing the chances of survival. «Read the rest of this article»

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