…the batteries in my smoke detectors. How about a simple new year’s resolution that you can knock out during half time of your favorite new year’s day football game and that could save the life of someone you love. It’s as simple as changing the batteries in every smoke detector in your house. This my fifth straight year of greeting you with this New Year’s day admonition and it may be more important than ever as the calendar change is accompanied by such unusually cold weather resulting in furnaces that are over worked and space heaters beginning dragged out of storage.
News reports of residential fires resulting in deaths are unfortunately all too common this holiday season with families in Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin all spending this New Year’s day grieving their losses. Whether or not these homes had functioning smoke detectors and if not whether or not having them would have changed the outcome I of course do not know. What I do know is that it is certainly worth taking a few simple precautions in hopes of avoiding such a tragedy. If you don’t know when you last changed the smoke detector batteries do so today and then once a year. If the detectors themselves are ten years old or older change them as well. In the United States an average of 3000 people die in household fires every year. Don’t let someone you love needlessly become a statistic.
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