It’s that time again, to turn your clocks back for daylight savings. Fire officials say there is another important thing you need to do, check your smoke detector batteries.
Mickey Phillips knows the importance of smoke detectors, when she was in high school her grandparent’s home went up in flames.
“They lost there pictures and a lot of their possessions,” said Phillips.
Her grandparents didn’t have a smoke detector.
"They did have phenomena from smoke inhalation, but they are both fine," said Phillips.
City Marshal George Lewis says not changing your batteries is like not having one at all, and that could turn into a deadly situation.
"On average a room can be fully involved in fire in two minutes, and it can be 1400 degrees," said Lewis.
Smoke detector batteries last six months to a year, Lewis says it’s especially important to have them working this time of year.
"It’s getting to that season were people start firing up the fire places and wood burning stoves," said Lewis.
Smoke detectors cost anywhere from five dollars and up, and that money could save your life.