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Time to Set Clocks Forward and Check Batteries

It’s time to spring forward, which means an hour less of sleep on Saturday night, so be sure to set your clock.

It’s time to spring forward, which means an hour less of sleep on Saturday night, so be sure to set your clock.

And as we move forward to more daylight, the Peoria Fire Department is asking residents to do one other thing, check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

The department is also encouraging residents to create an escape plan in case of an emergency.

"Make sure that your devices are working properly. make sure that you have an exit plan.  Those devices are designed to warn you, but what are you doing to do when they alert you.  You have to have an escape plan as well.  So it is a good time to practice your escape plan," said Phillip Maclin, Division Chief of Fire Prevention.

Chief Maclin also wants to remind residents that when throwing out 9-volt batteries it is important to place a piece of tape over the top of the battery.

It will still hold a charge and could start a fire in the trash if it isn’t covered.


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