With daylight saving time coming to an end 2 a.m. Sunday, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department reminds residents it’s time to check the batteries in their smoke alarms.

With daylight saving time coming to an end 2 a.m. Sunday, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department reminds residents it’s time to check the batteries in their smoke alarms.


According to the fire department, batteries in smoke alarms should be changed twice a year, and alarms should be placed on every floor of the house and outside bedrooms or sleeping areas.


Smoke alarm experts recommend replacing the alarms after 10 years, even if they’re still working OK, and many carbon monoxide detector manufacturers recommend replacing them after seven years of use.


Pine Bluff residents who do not have a working smoke alarm can call the Fire and Emergency Services Department at 730-2048 and fire department personnel will come to the home and install one, as well as conduct a home survey and make recommendations for keeping the family safe in the home.