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Amherstburg Fire Department reminding public to change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

 

Special to the RTT

Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday and the Amherstburg Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Fire Chief Bruce Montone. “Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks on March 11, the Amherstburg Fire Department wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms.”

In order to survive a fire, the public needs 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, the Amherstburg Fire Department states. For added protection, fire officials also 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.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law, the fire department noted in a press release. Failure to comply with the Ontario Fire Code can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.

Amherstburg police investigate several accidents

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service investigated several traffic accidents last week around town.

A two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Front Road North last Tuesday night resulted in a 25-year-old Harrow male charged with careless driving. Police say the male, who was transported to hospital with minor injuries, had outstanding warrants as well for allegedly failing to appear in court.

The accident took place around 5:45 p.m. Amherstburg firefighters and Essex-Windsor EMS also were on scene.

*A crash in the 600 block of Dalhousie St. saw two vehicles come together with two other unattended vehicles also being involved. Amherstburg police say there are charges in the crash but specifics of the charges were not available as of press time. There were no injuries in the accident, which was reported Saturday around 3 p.m.

*A 33-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with making an unsafe lane change after a two-vehicle accident in the 2100 block of Front Road North last Wednesday. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.

*An accident at the intersection of Sandwich St. S. and Pickering Dr. last Wednesday around 4:10 p.m. resulted in an 87-year-old Windsor man charged with failing to stop at a red light. According to police, it does not appear there were any injuries.

 

A 25-year-old Harrow man was charged following a two-vehicle collision on Front Road North Oct. 25.

A 25-year-old Harrow man was charged following a two-vehicle collision on Front Road North Oct. 25.

A 25-year-old Harrow man was charged following a two-vehicle collision on Front Road North Oct. 25.

A 25-year-old Harrow man was charged following a two-vehicle collision on Front Road North Oct. 25.

Thefts & break-ins   An outbuilding in the 5900 block of Concession 5 North was reported entered last Friday but is believed to have occurred the previous night. Police say nothing was stolen but minor damage was reported.

*Vandalism was reported to buses at Sharp Bus Lines on Alma St. Friday with police adding there were batteries taken from ten buses on site. There are no suspects and the matter is still under investigation.

*A license plate was stolen from a vehicle on Simcoe St. Monday night. It was reported at 8:10 p.m. The stolen plate is BSZZ 284.

*A pair of vehicles were rummaged through with items taken, both being reported last Tuesday. Documents were stolen from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the 100 block of Sandwich St. S. The other theft from vehicle was reported in the 200 block of Pickering Dr. where CD’s and a case of beer was stolen from the vehicle. Police remind people to lock their doors and remove anything of value from the vehicles.

*A pair of bicycles were reported stolen last Friday afternoon from General Amherst High School. One of the bikes was a dark blue 18-speed Jamis mountain bike while a ten-speed blue Schwinn was also reported stolen.

 

Damage   A vehicle parked at a home in the 500 block of Alma St. was reported damaged Saturday, with the damage believed to have occurred the previous night. Three parts of the vehicle were damaged by a large object, say police. There is no damage estimate and suspects are not known at the present time.

 

Stats There were 49 traffic provincial offense notices issues last week, three 911 hang-up calls and six alarm calls.

Amherstburg Fire Department reminds residents to replace batteries in smoke and CO alarms

 

 

Special to the RTT

 

Daylight savings begins this Sunday, and the Amherstburg Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms when they change their clocks this weekend.

“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explains fire chief Al Reaume. “Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks this weekend, Amherstburg Fire Department wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all smoke alarms and CO alarms.”

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This is also the time to check the age of your smoke and CO alarms. Amherstburg Fire Department recommends replacing all smoke and CO alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if the manufacturer recommends it.

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. It’s the law to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is also recommended to install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.

Carbon monoxide alarms are now required by law and if your home has a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage, CO alarms are to be installed outside every sleeping area.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke alarm is against the law.

Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm requirements can result in a ticket of $235 or a fine of up to $50,000.