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Spring ahead this weekend
Check detectors with time change
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Forsyth County News
With the upcoming time change, the Forsyth County Fire Department is reminding residents to change a few other things in addition to their clocks.

Time springs forward by one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.

“When you move your clocks ahead one hour, please take a moment to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said.

“This is also a great opportunity to dust the units and perform a simple test of each device.”

The fire department recommends testing the devices monthly and replacing the batteries every six months.

The units should be replaced every eight to 10 years.

Residents are also encouraged to install a smoke detector on every level of their homes, keep detectors clean and dust free and dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

The fire department’s public safety education division provides free smoke detectors to senior citizens and those in need. They will also install them at no charge.

For more information, call Bob Westbrook, public safety educator, at (770) 781-2180.