The Darke County Solid Waste Management District along with Darke County Homeland Security and EMA will team up with our local Fire Departments to get the word out on a simple life-saving tip, "Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries." Replacing home smoke detector batteries is a small and easy step that can mean the difference between life and death.
In preparation for daylight-saving time in November, the district and your local fire departments want you to know that when you change your clock, it's also time to take an extra minute to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Fresh batteries are critical in insuring smoke detectors work when fire breaks out. Nonetheless, changing those batteries is something people forget to do more often than not.
Check with your local fire department to see if they are participating.
Simply bring your spent 9-volt batteries to a participating fire department, and we’ll exchange them with new batteries. There will be a limit of 5 batteries exchanged per Darke County Address. This event is FREE to all Darke County Residents!