As we get set to turn our clocks back this weekend, the City of Lethbridge Fire & Emergency Services encourages residents to also check their smoke and Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
The expiry date should be reviewed annually and putting in fresh batteries is an important step to ensure smoke and CO detectors are working properly. If your smoke or CO detector is more than 10 years old, it will need to be replaced.
Having a working smoke/CO detector is the best way to protect your family in the case of a fire or carbon monoxide. Fire crews have noticed an increase alarm calls over the past year due to cooking. In most cases, no one was seriously hurt and this can be attributed to smoke alarms warning people to leave their homes.
With the extra hour gained this weekend, spend a few minutes to make sure everyone in your home recognizes the sound of the smoke and CO detectors and knows what to do in case of a fire.
For more information on smoke alarms, visit https://canadasafetycouncil.org/home-safety/smoke-alarms-save-lives