PFD Encourages All Residents to Change Time, Change Batteries


CONTACT: Assistant Chief Dallis Johnson, or 334.595.0304

March 4, 2014

Prattville Fire Department promotes safety, teaches safety and fire prevention on a continuous basis for the good of the community. Twice a year, we change the time to go on and come off of daylight savings time. This is the perfect time to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

The reported number of fire deaths this winter has been staggering. It is time to change our habits regarding fire safety. It is time once again to change the batteries in our smoke detectors.

Consider the following fire safety tips:

  • Check the manufactured date on your detector. If it is 10 years old or older, replace it.
  • Only use approved forms of heating and use in accordance with the manufactures recommendations.
  • Keep combustibles at least 3 feet away from portable heaters or any other heat source.
  • Limit the use of extension cords.
  • Home fire sprinklers are the most effective way to protect you family from a residential fire death.
  • Make sure your bedroom windows are operational as a second means of egress.
  • In the event of a fire, Get Out, Stay Out, and Don't Go Back.

Have a fire safety plan, practice it and stick to it. Learn not to burn!