Since you set your clocks back this weekend, it’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. The Detroit Fire Department is handing out free batteries for smoke detectors if you turn in your old ones.
After waking up Sunday morning and adjusting your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time, it’s a good time to replace the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms around your home.
Firefighters will go door-to-door through a Detroit neighborhood Friday afternoon, passing out free smoke detectors and batteries.
The smoke detector collection at Comerica banking centers is in addition to collections at Detroit Red Wings games at Joe Louis Arena.
In honor of Fire Prevention Week, a law firm is donating 500 smoke detectors to the Detroit Fire Department so they can distribute them to people in the community.