Mass. urges residents to check smoke, CO detectors

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – As Massachusetts
homeowners turn their clocks ahead for daylight savings time, they're
being reminded it's also a good time to make sure that their smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says the city, as
it has in the past, will provide free smoke detectors to senior citizens
in owner-occupied homes. But this year the city's smoke alarm
installation program is being expanded to also include carbon monoxide
detectors, while supplies last.

The program is paid for through a grant from the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which received funding from
the Federal Emergency Agency Management Agency.

Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, when clocks are set ahead by one hour.

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