Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries for Daylight Savings Time - October 31, 2008

Public Service Announcement (PDF)

It’s Daylight Savings Time!

Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Free Batteries for Smoke Detectors at Local Fire Stations

Smoke detectors save lives!

Each year thousands of people are alerted to fire in their homes simply because they have working smoke detectors. Fire deaths are most often caused by inhaling the toxic smoke and gases emitted by early-stage fires. The early warning smoke detectors can make the difference between life and death for you or a family member.

FACT: Batteries don’t last forever!

Fire departments across the nation recommend changing your smoke detector batteries at least two times per year, at the same time you set your clocks for daylight savings. Why? Because its easy to remember and because it could save your life.


On Saturday, November 1, 2008, members of the public can stop by the following Fire Stations and pick up free batteries (Limit 2 per household, while supplies last) for their smoke detectors. November 2, 2008 is daylight savings.

Fire Station 5
1301 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA  94115

Fire Station 7
2300 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA  94110