Time to spring ahead: Set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight for Daylight Saving Time.Teen rescued after getting stuck in deep mud
FALMOUTH - An unusual rescue after a 14-year-old gets stuck in deep mud. The boy sank down to his chest in an area behind the Lawrence Lynch corporation off Jones Road Saturday. Firefighters used ropes to pull him out. He was then rushed to a hospital for evaluation of hypothermia and to check for any internal injuries.
Multi-vehicle crash stalls Scenic Highway traffic
BOURNE - A multi-vehicle crash on the Scenic Highway (Route 6) at Nightingale Pond Road in front of the Bourne Scenic Park stalled traffic for a time. Two people were taken to hospitals for evaluation. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Further details were not immediately available.
Two escape injury in rollover crash
YARMOUTH - Two people escaped injury after their pickup truck rolled on its side on Route 6 about 8 p.m, Friday. The highway was briefly closed while the vehicle was removed. State Police are investigating the crash.
Change your clocks, change your batteries
STOW, MA - “Every second weekend in March, we turn the clocks ahead one hour. This is a good time to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms,” said State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan. “So far this winter there has been an unusually high number of fatal fires and winter is not over yet. Making sure the smoke and CO alarms are working is a simple, effective way to protect your family,” said Coan. Coan added, “Remember that on Sunday, March 10, when you Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries.”
“Working smoke alarms can double your family’s chance of surviving a fire and when combined with a practiced home escape plan, the chances are greater,” said Coan. “Many smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in our homes either run on battery power or have a battery back-up in case the power fails,” said Coan. Not all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms use batteries, but many do. Some smoke alarms have a 10-year lithium battery that only needs to be changed once a decade.
Coan said, “When you change the batteries on your home fire safety devices this year, inspect the alarms and check the date of manufacture. All electronic devices have a limited life span, so it is important that you replace your older smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with new ones to protect your family.”
Smoke alarms need to be replaced every ten years. If your smoke alarm is ten years old or older, it is time to replace them! Carbon monoxide alarms need to be replaced every five or seven years, depending on the manufacturer. Check for a date of manufacture on the back of the device, or consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended replacement date. If you can’t tell how old they are, it’s time to replace them.
For more information on smoke alarms go to www.mass.gov/dfs and click on Fire Safety Topics then Smoke Alarms.
Media release furnished by Mass Department of Fire Services
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