City of Saginaw, Michigan

MARCH 11, 2021 SAGINAW, MI –Saginaw residents are reminded that daylight
savings time officially begins at 2:00 AM this Sunday, March 14. In addition to changing
the time on your clocks, the Saginaw Fire Department would like to encourage residents
to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms. This simple habit could save a life.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the risk of dying in a home
fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. “Change your clock, change
your battery”  is a simple phrase that reminds us to always make sure we have working
smoke alarms in our homes.

Saginaw Fire Chief Chris Van Loo advises residents to make sure their smoke
alarms are in working order. “Time and again, I’ve seen the life-saving impact smoke
alarms can have in a home fire, but I’ve also seen the tragedy that can result when
smoke alarms aren’t working properly. That’s why we’re making a concerted effort to
educate Saginaw residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in
their home.”

Residents with questions or needing assistance are encouraged to call the
Saginaw Fire Department Fire Prevention Division at (989) 759-1393.