Red Cross reminds you to test smoke alarms when springing forward this weekend

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s almost time to usher in Daylight Saving Time, and while you turn your clocks forward one hour, the Red Cross suggests you take the time to test the batteries in your smoke alarm while you’re at it.

Every day, seven people die in home fires. That risk is cut in half by working smoke detectors.

If you find that your smoke alarm is over ten years old, or maybe you don’t have them at all, the Red Cross can help you get them installed for free!

Call any of the numbers below to make an appointment to have free smoke alarms installed on every level of your home. Volunteers will also provide fire safety information and help you develop a fire escape plan.

  • Greater Cincinnati – (513) 579-3003
  • Dayton Area – (937) 221-7540
  • Troy – (937) 332-1414
  • Greenville – (937) 399-3872
  • Portsmouth Area – (740) 354-3293

Additionally, the Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help install smoke alarms during their Sound The Alarm campaign April 27-May 12.

To volunteer, go to and type in your zip code for your closest volunteer opportunity.

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