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Daylight Saving means fire safety
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The Covington Fire Department urges homeowners to change the batteries in their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks forward this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time began at 2 a.m. Sunday, but for officials with the Covington Fire Department that means it’s a good time to turn to safety.

“We at Covington Fire are committed to the safety of our community and would like to offer you the opportunity to have a home safety survey,” CFD Fire Education Specialist Jonathan Fuqua said. “This includes checking and changing the batteries in your smoke alarm or installing a smoke alarm if you need one.”

The CFD also offers to come to your home and install a new alarm according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Also, Fuqua said the CFD offers free 9-volt batteries for smoke alarms. Simply stop by the Covington Fire Headquarters at 2101 Pace St. and get your free battery. For further information, contact the CFD at 678-712-9387.