Spring Forward Sunday – Change Your Clocks, Smoke Alarm Batteries
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Daylight Saving Time will begin at precisely 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 8, 2020. This means you will need to turn your clocks forward one hour.
This is also an opportune time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Every home should have working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Statistics show that most fatal fires occur at night and almost every day a life is saved because of a working smoke alarm.
The maximum lifespan of Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are generally 8-10 years. Please test old units, if they do not respond properly when tested, they should be replaced immediately for the safety of you and your family.
If you have health issues and can’t change the batteries yourself, many Fire Departments will come to your home and change them free of charge. Smokey Barn News has confirmed with Fire Departments in Springfield, Portland, Guthrey KY Volunteer, Ridgetop, White House Community, White House City, North Robertson Fire and Pleasant View, all said they would be happy to come to your home and change smoke detectors batteries for those with health-related issues. Some fire departments may supply the batteries, some may not. Some Fire Departments even have programs that offer free smoke detectors to residents within their coverage area if you ask.
Of course, we all know the top clock for Robertson County is the Robertson County Courthouse Clock located in the heart of Springfield’s historic district. MAP The old clock was installed around 1926 and still keeps great time to this day. Below is a tour of the clock-room with host Jim Ball.
Clock Room Tour VIDEO: