New Time! New Batteries!
Daylight Savings Time change and the daylight
is shorter, it is a great reminder to change your batteries as you change your
clocks for Daylight Savings.
alarms and all life-saving devices should be tested on a regular basis, with
new batteries installed at least Twice a year. An alarm should be installed on
every floor of your home and outside of all sleeping areas to ensure all areas
of your home are protected.
November 5 is Daylight Savings Time
and clocks will be set back one hour. While phones, computers, and tablets may
change themselves, it’s up to you to keep yourself and your family safe by
changing the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and
addition to having properly working life-saving devices in your home, San
Bernardino County Fire encourages every household to have an emergency
evacuation plan and to take the time to practice it. Make sure everyone knows how to get out and
where to meet. Review with your family the different sounds between your smoke
alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and practice evacuation plans at different
times of day/night.
working Smoke Alarm can decrease a family’s risk of perishing in a fire by
nearly 50 percent. To prepare your household for an evacuation, download the
Ready SB app available for all Apple and Android devices at http://readydl.com/landing/eoc06071/index.html.
You can also download our Ready! Set! Go! Guide at: sbcfire.org/readysetgo.aspx
your nearest Household Hazardous Waste Facility to recycle old batteries by