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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Time to set back clocks and check smoke alarms


End of daylight savings time opportunity to ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are properly working

The City of Naperville reminds residents that when they adjust their clocks due to the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, November 4, to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Through these proactive efforts, residents can help reduce home fire-related injuries and fatalities. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms are worn or missing batteries.

Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms monthly and reminding friends and family members to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries. Additionally, the Naperville Fire Department recommends that smoke alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors in homes should be replaced every 10 years.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.