Check detectors, change batteries, Peterborough Fire Services advises
The Peterborough Examiner

The city fire service is reminding people to check their smoke and monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks back this weekend.

Clocks turn back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday. It’s a good time to change detector batteries and make sure they’re working properly, says fire Chief Chris Snetsinger.

“To survive a fire, you need early warning and you need to know what to do when the alarms sound,” he stated.

Working smoke detectors are required by law, as are carbon monoxide detectors in homes with natural gas heat.

The fire service recommends purchasing a 10-year worry free, smoke and carbon monoxide combination alarm for the home. If the home has alarms connected to the electrical supply, they must be replaced with the same alarm.

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