Firefighters urge attention to smoke alarms
We've all been there and done that: something in the oven or in the stove gets just a little too hot. The smoke detector in the kitchen goes off. Sometimes you can just open a window and wave away the smoke, but sometimes pulling out the battery works just as well, right?
Well, yes and no. It works to stop the detector's noise at the time, but far too many people forget to put that battery back in, and that can be dangerous, according to Farmington fire marshal John Powers.