AT LEAST once a year you need to CHANGE the batteries in your smoke alarms with brand new ones.
In Australia, each state has dates they use to remind people.
Queenslanders slogan for April 1st (April Fools day) is don't be a fool, change your smoke alarm batteries.
Victorians are reminded to change their batteries when they change their clocks back from day light savings.
If you don't know what date to change them, choose one for your family that you will remember.....
- Maybe its January 1st each year.
- Or use your birthday each year.
Research in the past has shown that most homes do have smoke alarms, but only 70 percent are actually working because batteries have been removed or have gone flat.