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Fire department offers tips on smoke alarms

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Staff report

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.