Firefighters Remind Residents To Check Smoke Alarms

Area firefighters are reminding residents to check their smoke detectors when they move their clocks back by an hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says almost half of reported structure fires and more than half of the home structure deaths occur in the cooler months of November through March, emphasizing the importance of having a working smoke alarm…

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Chief Herlache says more than one Door County family has been saved from injury or death because they were alerted by a working smoke detector…

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On the other hand, 23% of smoke alarm failures were attributed to dead batteries.

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