Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries while you

“Spring Forward” this weekend.

As Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday morning at 2 a.m., residents will have to “Spring Forward” and set their clocks ahead one hour.  The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone that this is a great time to change the batteries in all of your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be done at least once a year, and changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder. In addition, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

You may obtain additional information on general fire safety at www.northcountyfire.org.