Time to change smoke detector batteries

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Mesquite CERT -The Mesquite Community Emergency Response Team has launched a Smoke Detector Battery Change Program.  In keeping with CERT’s mission to prepare individuals, neighbors and the community for disasters, CERT volunteers will help residents, free of charge, to maintain a working smoke detector.

In keeping with the CERT mission, 2 CERT volunteers will schedule with a resident to change the batteries in the smoke detectors. November dates are Thursday, November 13 and 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Smoke detector battery change highlights:

  • Resident must be 18 years of age and have legal access to home
  • Resident must be present and sign waiver
  • Resident is to provide 9 volt battery
  • Smoke detector height cannot exceed 12 feet
  • 2 CERT volunteers will provide service
  • Service is free of charge

Residents can email mesquitecert@gmail.com to schedule or call Belinda at 630-738-0694

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