Reminder to advance clocks, replace batteries

State fire commissioner: Working smoke- and carbon-monoxide detectors save lives State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann reminded Pennsylvanians on Friday, March 7, to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when turning their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half, a state news release said,...

Use Fire Prevention Week to stay safe all year

Observance offers ideal time to take precautions, state commissioner urges HARRISBURG – State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to prevent fires in their homes and businesses during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through Oct. 12. “This year’s theme is ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires’,” Mann said in a news release, adding that “kitchen fires are the leading cause...