With the time change to daylight Saving Time coming up this weekend it’s time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
This reminder comes from area fire departments.
Clocks spring ahead one hour on Sunday at 2:00 am and it is a perfect chance to change the batteries in the life saving equipment in your home.
It is the law to have working alarms on every storey of your home and tampering with or removing the batteries can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.
But, it’s more than that, says St. Marys Fire Prevention officer, Brian Leverton, “Most fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep. Smoke alarms provide an early warning in the event of a fire, allowing residents to escape their homes safely.”