Brandon, MB – Brandon Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind the public when you set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 9th – the official time change to daylight saving time occurs at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 10th – REMEMBER to also install new batteries in your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector.
In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. To survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every level of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.
Carbon monoxide alarms are to be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.
A wide variety of fire prevention educational resources are available on the Brandon Fire & Emergency Services website.