Daylight Savings Time beginning on Sunday,
March 11, Central York Fire Services (CFYS) reminds residents
to set clocks forward one hour, and replace the batteries and test all smoke
and carbon monoxide alarms.
Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms provide the early warning signs needed
to help people escape their residences in the event of a fire or carbon
monoxide leak. In order for battery operated smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
to do their job, they must have working batteries. It is recommended that
batteries should be replaced regularly – every time you change your clocks, you
should change your batteries.
It's the law to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and
outside all sleeping areas. It is also required that carbon monoxide alarms be
installed outside all sleeping areas so they can be heard while sleeping.
For more information about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms or fire safety,
please visit cyfs.ca.