Thursday, August 28, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries each fall

By
From page A5 | November 01, 2013 |

The Davis Fire Department recommends that residents change the batteries in their smoke alarms once a year, when we switch from daylight-saving time to standard time. That switch takes place this weekend.

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to literature from the Fire Department. “Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke,” a department news release says.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms are powered by batteries or are hard-wired into the home’s electrical system. Battery-powered alarms run on either a disposable 9-volt battery or a non-replaceable 10-year lithium (“long-life”) battery. A backup battery is usually present on hard-wired alarms and may need to be replaced, the release says.

These batteries should be tested monthly and, in most cases (except for lithium batteries), should be replaced at least once each year. In addition, the entire unit should be replaced every eight to 10 years. Alarms powered by lithium batteries also should be replaced in that time span.

Hard-wired alarms also should be tested monthly, and the backup battery should be replaced at least once a year, the department says, with the entire unit being replaced every eight to 10 years.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Mr. Dolcini goes to Washington

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Marcy finds her place in the DHS Hall of Fame

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Learn about Girl Scouting at meeting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Low-income Davis homeowners can save money and go green

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Prospective foster parents welcome

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Davis Media Access: Get involved in community media

By Autumn Labbe-Renault | From Page: A4

 
‘Art of Acting’ offered at Senior Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Tai chi classes set at Davis Senior Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Do you have a project for the noon Rotary club?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Stroll Through History highlights Beamer Park

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

All are welcome at monthly sing-along

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Hosts sought to befriend international visitors

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Museum wants your old Davis High School yearbooks

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Forum

Perfectly good playground?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Work on gun control instead

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Military has too much money

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Put flowers in our hair

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Give cops the ability to protect

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Don’t let MRAP be a tool for bigger mistakes

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Yes, mother’s milk is best

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

.

Sports

Gould, Shaw won’t dwell on it, but Biggs remembers The Upset

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
No. 8 keeps Republic unbeaten streak at 8

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS boys look to win seventh soccer section title

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
New attitude, new stadium for 2014 UCD field hockey

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Sports briefs: Aggie men ranked 11th in water polo poll

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
Dunning picks Cupcake Week

By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

Youth roundup: Judges like what they see from Davis Diamonds

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Baseball roundup: Huge inning helps Cats in Nashville

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

.

Features

Local teacher and artist turns 100

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
100 years’ worth of stories

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Arts

 
Ethereal dream pop to illuminate Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

By Anthony Siino | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Outdoor art classes to close out summer

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Well-known artist will be juror for exhibition

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A11

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, August 28, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6