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March 5, 2008

Albany -- Time to spring forward again this weekend. Daylight savings time goes into effect Sunday morning.

Firefighters remind you to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Those batteries should be replaced twice a year, and a great reminder to do this is to replace them when you change the time.

"We have 90 percent of the homes in the United States are said to have smoke alarms in them. But about third of those the batteries don't work. So we use this as a reminder every year just to say, 'Hey, its time to make sure you check your batteries and change them if necessary," said Albany Fire Training Chief, Ron Rowe.

You should also test your smoke alarm once a month to make sure they still work. Firefighters recommend replacing any smoke alarm that are eight years or older.

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