Change your Clocks - Change your Batteries

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Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Clocks "spring forward" one hour on March 14.

Middlesex Centre Fire Services reminds residents to test and install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks. You might consider installing 10-year battery alarms for a decade of protection.

In order to survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.  

Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.