Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

Submitted by the Bedford Fire Department

With thanks to the Fireman's Mutual Benevolent Association of Clifton, NJ -
With thanks to the Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association of Clifton, NJ –

This weekend we will not only be celebrating Halloween, it is the end of daylight savings time. We will all be moving our clocks back one hour Sunday November 2nd, so when buying  Halloween candy for the neighborhood children, pick up some batteries for your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Bedford Fire Chief David Grunes would like to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they change the time on their clocks.

One of the best things we can do as we get our homes ready for winter, is to make sure smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have fresh batteries. A working smoke alarm is your first line of defense in a fire. Working smoke alarms give you precious time to use your home escape plan before poisonous gases and heat make escape impossible. Time is your enemy in a fire.

When changing your alarm’s batteries check to see if your alarms need to be replaced. Smoke alarms last about ten years and older carbon monoxide alarms last 5-7 years.


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