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WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) -

The West Chester Fire Department is reminding citizens to change their batteries and their clocks on Sunday.

As we spring ahead one hour, The West Chester Fire Department is reminding residents that one easy step can save their life and the lives of those around them. 

Residents are encouraged to take time to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Residents are encouraged to test the alarms and remind others to do so as well.

According to reports, the most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms is worn or missing batteries. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits the devices are designed to provide.

"Eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms," said West Chest Fire Department Captain J. Scott Brooks in a press release. "It's a tragic statistic that could be reduced by simply checking and changing the batteries in smoke detectors"

Residents are encouraged to change their smoke alarm batteries once a year. Additionally, the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommends that smoke alarms in homes be replaced every 10 years.     

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