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

Posted on Wednesday March 08, 2017
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MEDIA RELEASE
 
Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Muskoka – (March 7, 2017) Daylight savings begins on Sunday March 12, 2017 and the
Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers are recommending residents install new batteries in
their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms when they change their clocks this
weekend.
 
“In order for smoke or CO alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,”
explained Gravenhurst FPO Robert King. “At least once a year, old batteries need to be
replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks this weekend, your Muskoka
Fire Prevention Officers want everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all
smoke and CO alarms.” “Even hardwired alarms with battery back-up require that the
batteries be replaced”.
 
In order to protect your loved ones, you need to be provided with an early warning and
know what to do when the smoke or CO alarms sound. If your smoke or carbon
monoxide alarms need replacing, we suggest purchasing an alarm with a long-life
battery that will last the life of the alarm. These alarms ensure that you are protected
and eliminate the worry of ever having dead or missing batteries.
 
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For more information, contact:
 
Robert King, Fire Prevention Officer, Gravenhurst Fire Department
Robert.King@gravenhurst.ca or 705-687-3414 Ext. 223
 
Douglas Holland, Fire Prevention Officer, Muskoka Lakes Fire Department
dholland@muskokalakes.ca or 705-765-3156 Ext. 282
Mike Vadlja, Fire Prevention Officer, Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department
fire.inspector@huntsville.ca or 705-789-5201 Ext. 3604
Mike Peake, Fire Prevention Officer, Bracebridge Fire Department
mpeake@bracebridge.ca or 705-645-8258 Ext. 203
 
Lindsay Matthews, Fire Prevention Officer, Georgian Bay Fire Department
lmatthews@gbtownship.ca or 800-567-0187 Ext. 249