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Wis. agency: 'Spring ahead,' check smoke detectors

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   MILWAUKEE (AP) -- When you "spring forward" for Daylight Saving Time this weekend, state emergency officials suggest you use the occasion as a reminder to test your safety equipment.

   Daylight Saving begins Sunday, when residents will set their clocks ahead one hour.

   The state Department of Military Affairs says that's a good excuse to check safety equipment that people tend to forget about.

   For example, check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries if necessary. And if you don't have the detectors, now's a good time to buy them.

   You should also update your emergency kits. Officials recommend that everyone keep a basic kit at home with enough food and water to last your family for three days, along with a radio, flashlight and first-aid kit.

 

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