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CLE emergency sirens will sound on Saturday

Posted at 8:51 PM, Mar 11, 2016

The Cleveland Division of Fire will sound the emergency alarm signal on Saturday to remind residents to change their smoke alarms when they adjust their clocks for daylight saving time.

The emergency siren alarm will sound for one minute at 6:05 p.m.

Cleveland Fire said the 'Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery' campaign is a national home fire safety program sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and endorsed locally by the Cleveland Division of Fire and the American Red Cross. 

Although smoke alarms are in a large percentage of Cleveland homes, nearly one-third do not work because of work or missing batteries, Cleveland Fire said. 

In addition to urging residents to change smoke alarm batteries, the fire department's Public Education Office recommended every resident take a few minutes to review fire safety measures. This includes checking smoke alarms, creating an emergency escape route, and designating a common place to meet once outside.

Local fire stations have a limited supply of batteries available to residents on a first come, first serve basis.