The City of Lethbridge, Fire & Emergency Services encourages residents to change their smoke alarm batteries when they turn their clocks ahead one hour on March 12.
A working smoke detector is your best tool for surviving a fire. Lethbridge firefighters responded to over 150 calls in 2016 when smoke detectors warned residents to leave their homes and call 911. Cooking and improper disposal of smoking material were the leading causes for these responses.
The time change is always a good time to clean smoke detector and make sure they are in working order. Any smoke detector more than 10 years old, should be replaced. Residents are reminded to test smoke alarms monthly and ensure everyone in the house knows what they sound like.
For more information contact:
Fire Prevention Officer