Staff Photo: Erin Evans
Newton County Fire Service Firefighter Ashley Moss checks the smoke alarms at Station 9 on Mount Zion Road to ensure batteries are fresh and the alarms are in good working order. The NCFS reminds residents that when clocks are reset, it is a good time to check out smoke alarms. Before going to bed tonight, clocks need to be set ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time.
Michigan officials are encouraging people to have several functioning smoke alarms in their homes.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has proclaimed Sunday as the start of Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday. The state is joining the National Fire Protection Association and others in recognizing the week.
This year's campaign is titled: "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With." It's working to motivate people to actively determine whether they have proper smoke alarm protection throughout their homes.