PITTSBURG, KS.--- Daylight saving time begins this weekend, and Kansas officials want to remind you now is also the time to replace smoke alarm batteries. The Kansas state fire marshal says batteries should be replaced once a year. Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom and on every level of the home. The fire marshal also encourages people to practice an escape plan in case of a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result at homes without a working smoke alarm.
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