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State fire marshal advises check of smoke alarms

As Sunday, March 9, marked the beginning of daylight savings time, the State Fire Marshal’s Office urges residents to use this occasion as a reminder to test smoke alarms before simply changing the battery.

To check your alarm properly:

n Push the test button to be sure the battery is working.

n Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on regularly cleaning of dust and cobwebs.

n Replace any smoke alarm 10 years or older. Look for a date on the back. If there is no date, your alarm is more than 10 years old and should be replaced.

n When replacing batteries, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct battery to use.

n Always retest alarms after installing new batteries.

n Replace any alarm that fails to operate after installing a new battery.

For more smoke alarm and fire safety information, contact the Sandy Fire District at 503-668-8093 or visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Pages/CommEd_SA_Program.aspx#Information_for_the_Public.

Mayor, board dedicate Bornstedt Park with ribbon cutting

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, Sandy Mayor Bill King, along with his giant scissors ready for ribbon cutting, Chairwoman Kathleen Walker and the Sandy City Council and Park Board, will host the dedication of Bornstedt Park, 19383 Pine St.

After months of construction and much spreading of bark dust, Bornstedt Park is ready to be reopened.

The park construction was made possible through an Oregon State Parks Local Government Grant, city of Sandy funds, donations from many local partners and hundreds of volunteer hours.

Attendees are asked to park along Pine Street.

Refreshments will be served.