Milwaukee, WI – Safety Check: Fire Department Reminds Residents to Reset Clocks, Check Smoke Alarms

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Milwaukee, WI – As daylight saving time approaches, the Milwaukee Fire Department is urging the community to not only change their clocks but also to check their smoke alarm batteries. This annual reminder is part of a nationwide safety campaign to reduce the risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the simple act of changing smoke alarm batteries when setting clocks one hour forward can save lives.

Residents of Milwaukee who may need assistance with their smoke alarms can reach out to the Smoke Alarm Hotline. Fire department personnel are available to help install new alarms or replace batteries, free of charge. The proactive initiative aims to ensure that all homes in Milwaukee are equipped with working smoke alarms, providing residents with an early warning and critical seconds to escape in the event of a fire.

The hotline number provided by the Milwaukee Fire Department is 414-286-8980, available for anyone in need of smoke alarm maintenance. This public service is especially pertinent as the community prepares for daylight saving time on Sunday, March 10.

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