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

Posted on Thursday March 08, 2018
Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - On Behalf of Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers
Muskoka – (March 7, 2018) Daylight savings begins on Sunday March 11, 2018 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
“In order for smoke or CO alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,”
explained Huntsville/Lake of Bays FPO Mike Vadlja. “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.
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
Tony Van Dam, Fire Chief, Georgian Bay Fire Department
tvandam@gbtownship.ca or 800-567-0187