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Change your clock and check your smoke alarm

Working smoke alarms help save lives. This year, when you change your clocks, check that you have working smoke alarms.

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  • 2019 Winter fire data shows that almost 25% of smoke alarms did not operate in house fires. Our Commissioner Paul Baxter urges the community to check that your smoke alarm is working!
  • Many smoke alarms installed before or in the couple of years since 2010 are now starting to reach the end of their 10 year working life. Test your batteries and replace your alarms if needed. Working smoke alarms help save lives.
  • Today, when you change your clocks, take a second to check your smoke alarm. It’s as simple as pressing a button. Don’t risk it, test it.
  • Many smoke alarms installed before or in the couple of years since 2010 are now starting to reach the end of their life span and will need to be replaced if they are out of date. Don’t risk it, test it. Working smoke alarms help save lives.
  • 2019 Winter fire data shows that almost 25% of smoke alarms did not operate in house fires. Fire moves fast, and working smoke alarms are one of the best early warning signs. Don’t risk it, test it. Working smoke alarms help save lives.
  • Working smoke alarms help save lives. You must have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of the home placed between bedrooms and living areas, It’s the law.

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