Fire department offers tips on smoke alarms

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As people spring forward, the Denton Fire Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are encouraging everyone to check their smoke detectors.

Smoke alarms significantly increase the chances of surviving a deadly home fire and now is a great reminder to make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home, said a news release from Denton Fire Department.

Following are some tips:

* Test and clean your smoke alarms on the first of every month.

* Replace the batteries at least once a year.

* Place smoke alarms on every level of your residence and in every bedroom.

* Check the expiration date on the smoke alarm.

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