The Roseville Fire Department suggests you change batteries every year when you move your clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving Time. This year's date to fall back is November 1.
In addition to replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector at least once a year, it is also recommended that smoke alarms and CO detectors are replaced at least once every ten years.
Roseville firefighters will assist seniors or people with disabilities to change batteries in smoke detectors and CO detectors. Call 651-792-7009 to schedule time for a firefighter to visit your home.
According to the State Fire Marshall, residential fires account for more than 80% of all fire deaths in Minnesota. Two-thirds of fire deaths are in homes with no smoke alarm or a smoke alarm that does not work.