The Taylorville Fire Department is reminding everyone to check their smoke detector batteries with the time change, and one local business is helping residents replace those batteries. Battery Specialists in Taylorville has donated 400 batteries to help the fire department replace smoke detector batteries for those in the community.
Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall says it's all a part of the “Change a Clock, Change a Battery” program.
Goodall says these batteries help those in need in the communities in the event of a fire.
Goodall says the program is not new in Taylorville, the fire department has been providing the “Change a Clock, Change a Battery” program for numerous years.
From left: Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall, Lori Simmons from Battery Specialists, and Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews.