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

 

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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.

Maintain smoke and CO alarms along with changing clocks this weekend

 

Clocks go forward one hour this weekend and it is also the time to change batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Daylight savings begins during the early morning hours 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.

“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.”

The Amherstburg Fire Department also recommends that people check the age of their smoke and CO alarms. The fire department recommends replacing all smoke and CO alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner, as recommended by the manufacturer.

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In order to survive a fire, the Amherstburg Fire Department states that people 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. As well, if a 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, the Amherstburg Fire Department adds.

Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm requirements can result in a ticket of $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.

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.

Fire department recommends changing smoke and CO alarm batteries along with clocks

 

Special to the RTT

Daylight savings ends early this Sunday morning, 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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The fire department says that “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 should be installed outside of every sleeping area. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke alarms are against the law.

Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm requirements can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.