Firefighters remind everyone to test smoke detectors

MEDFORD, Ore. — With daylight saving time ending, it’s a good time to test the smoke detectors in your home.

Firefighters said time change is a good opportunity to check any detector, smoke or otherwise, to make sure they are working properly and you and your loved ones are safe.

“Just kind of traditional that we check the batteries,” Medford Fire-Rescue Chief, Kevin Gellar, said. “We recommend every month, but at least when the fall back or spring forward. It’s definitely a good time to check your smoke detector batteries because it does you an early warning and could save your life,” he added.

As temperatures continue to drop, firefighters also remind everyone to be careful when using wood stoves and to provide plenty of clearance around portable space heaters.

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NBC5 News reporter/weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He's also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv. Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017. Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.
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