Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms this weekend


Every spring, fire safety experts along with the nonprofit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) reminds residents about the life-saving habit of checking their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when setting their clocks forward for daylight saving time.

The National Fire Protection Association reports that 81 percent of battery-operated smoke alarms which failed to operate in home fires had missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. To combat these alarming statistics, the IFSA worked with the Illinois General Assembly to update a law to address this horrific problem, by requiring resi...

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