Evesham Fire-Rescue reminds residents to test smoke alarms and check batteries

According to Evesham Fire-Rescue, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms that failed to operate.

With Daylight Savings Time having recently passed, Evesham Fire-Rescue is once again recommending residents test their smoke alarms and the detectors’ batteries.

According to Evesham Fire-Rescue, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms that failed to operate.

Officials note that when smoke alarms should have worked but failed to operate, it is usually because batteries were missing, disconnected or dead.

Regardless of the type of detector, Evesham Fire-Rescue reminds residents to also replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.