THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 Page 11 Daylight Savings Time – check your alarms, too T he state fire marshal issues a reminder that there’s more to this weekend than just changing clocks. Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Everyone needs to set their clocks forward an hour before they go to bed tomorrow night (Saturday, March 9), as the time switch takes place officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday. But State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey urges homeowners and apartment tenants that it’s also time to take care of some potentially life-saving matters. “This weekend as you change your clocks, check your alarms,” Ostroskey said in a statement issued by his office this week. “Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your life. Replace aging alarms, and unless they have a 10-year sealed battery, replace the alkaline batteries now,” the state fire marshal said. Replace aging smoke alarms “Smoke alarms, like other household appliances, don’t last forever,” said Chief Timothy J. Grenno, president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts, “Every 10 years the entire alarm needs to be replaced, not just the batteries,” he added. The state fire code requires replacement battery-operated smoke alarms to have 10-year, sealed, non-replaceable, non-rechargeable batteries in older one- and two-family homes. Manufacturers generally recommend smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years and carbon monoxide alarms after five to seven years. Newer models with 10-year sealed batteries are designed to last longer and do not require replacement batteries. “Fire officials see too many disabled smoke alarms in fires when people really needed them to work … We hope that if smoke alarms are easier to maintain, people won’t be tempted to disable them,” Chief Grenno said. Time is your enemy in a fire “Time is your enemy in a fire, and working smoke alarms give you precious time to use your home escape plan before poisonous gases and heat make escape impossible,” Ostroskey said. “Remember: Smoke alarms are a sound you can live with.” In the average house fire, there are only one to three minutes to escape after the smoke alarm sounds. “No one expects to be a victim of a fire, but the best way to survive one that does occur is to have working smoke alarms,” Grenno said. “Take a few minutes to protect those you love by changing the batteries in your smoke alarms this weekend. Then take a step stool and some 9-volts to your parents or older neighbor’s and ask if you can refresh their smoke alarms,” he said Senior SAFE Saugus is one of 242 fire departments across the state that have grant-funded Senior SAFE programs. Seniors who need help testing, maintaining or replacing smoke alarms should contact the Fire Department or the Saugus Senior Center for assistance. “Four out of every 10 of the people who have died in fires DAYLIGHT | SEE PAGE 18 St. Patrick’s Day Specials BEER HOT BUY! Stella Artois Beer Guinness Beer or Smithwick's Ale 12 Pack, 11.2 oz. Bottles 1499 Heineken or Corona Beer 24 Pack, 12 oz. Bottles or Cans 2699 Harpoon Beer IPA, Select Varieties, 12 Pack, 12 oz. Bottles or Cans SPIRITS1499 12 Pack, 11.2 oz. Bottles or Cans Lagunitas Beer IPA, 12 Pack, 12 oz. Bottles 1399 last year were over 65 … We want our seniors to be safe from fire in their own homes,” Ostroskey said. Jameson Irish Whiskey 750 ml. 2599 Dewar's Scotch 750 ml. Bacardi Rum Select Varieties, 1.75 Liter 2099 1800 Tequila 750 ml. 2399 Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlua Liqueur 750 ml. 1999 Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold or Silver, 1.75 Liter 3399 Absolut Vodka Select Varieties, 750 ml. Svedka Vodka Select Varieties, 1.75 Liter 1999 WINE & CHAMPAGNES Chi-Chi's Mixers Select Varieties, 1.75 Liter 899 Johnnie Walker or Dewar's Scotch 1.75 Liter 3499 Korbel Sparkling Wine or Ruffi no Prosecco 750 ml. 1099 405 Broadway Everett, MA Yellowtail or Bella Sera Wine Select Varieties, 1.5 Liter 1099 PRICES EFFECTIVE MARCH 8 THRU MARCH 17, 2019 Liberty Creek Wine Select Varieties, 1.5 Liter 599 Cupcake or DaVinci Wine Select Varieties, 750 ml. 999 EVERETT STORE ONLY Ph: (617) 387-0005 Store Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 8:00am-10:00pm Sunday Liquor Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

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