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

Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 14, and Windsor Fire & Rescue Services is recommending residents use this annual event as a reminder to install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Working smoke alarms are required on every storey 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 must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.

Learn more about fire prevention at www.windsorfire.com.

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