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WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

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For Release

March 6, 2017

Contact: Glenn Allen

Phone: 404-463-0729

 

 

HUDGENS: WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS

CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

 

 

ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time on March 12.

 

“The annual change to daylight saving time is the perfect opportunity to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly,” Hudgens said. “Changing the batteries in each device is the easiest way to ensure continued protection of your family and property.”

 

In 2016, approximately 106 residential fires in Georgia resulted in 141 deaths. Of those fires, 96 of the homes did not have a working smoke alarm. This year, 22 Georgians have died in 18 residential fires, with only two of the homes having a working smoke alarm.

 

Commissioner Hudgens encourages all residents to test and clean dust from the smoke alarms monthly. He also recommends that you plan and practice an escape route to the outside of you home in the event of a fire.

 

     Daylight saving time starts Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., when clocks are set ahead one hour.

 

 

Glenn Allen

Communications Director

Office of Commissioner of Insurance

404-463-0729 Desk

404-360-1360 Mobile

Email: gallen@oci.ga.gov

Twitter: @GA_DOI

 

 

William R. Johnson

4839 Red Oak Drive

Gainesville, Ga. 30506

Mobile (678) 852-1256

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HUDGENS URGES CAUTION WITH FIREWORKS

Community

December 28, 2016

Contact: Glenn Allenfireworks-caution-3

For Immediate Release

Phone: 404-463-0729

                                                                                                                                                                             

HUDGENS URGES CAUTION WITH FIREWORKS

  

Atlanta – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use caution to avoid fires and injuries when using fireworks during the New Year’s holiday.

“It’s traditional to celebrate the coming of the new year with fireworks,” Commissioner Hudgens said. “I urge all residents and visitors to enjoy them safely.

Hudgens offers the following fireworks safety tips:

  • Purchase fireworks from a licensed fireworks dealer.
  • Observe all state laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Read the labels carefully before igniting any fireworks.
  • Ensure that an adult supervises all firework activities.
  • Never allow children to ignite fireworks.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never try to relight a firework.
  • Have a garden hose or bucket of water nearby.
  • Use caution around animals. Excitement, noise, and lights can cause fear and stress.

“According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in an estimated 10,500 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2014,” Hudgens said. “The risk of fireworks injury were highest for children ages 5-9.”

For more information on fireworks and laws governing the use of them in your community, please contact your local police or fire department.

Glenn Allen

Communications Director

Office of Commissioner of Insurance

404-463-0729 Desk

404-360-1360 Mobile

Email: gallen@oci.ga.gov

Twitter: @GA_DOI

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