Fire Alarms Will Go Off Across Cleveland Saturday Evening

(Cleveland) - Don't be surprised if you live in the City of Cleveland, and hear fire sirens going off at 6:05 p.m. Saturday. The Cleveland Division of Fire is sounding the alarms for one minute to remind people that they should change the batteries in their smoke detectors.

For years, firefighters across the nation, along with the American Red Cross, have been reminding people to change those 9 volt batteries in smoke detectors the same weekend that we "spring forward" or "fall back" for Daylight Saving Time. DST begins this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Cleveland Fire Stations will have a limited supply of batteries available to residents on a first come, first served basis. Residents may call 216-361-5535 to request smoke alarms if they do not already have them on every floor of the house and every room where people sleep.

(Photo by Ken Robinson, WTAM)

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