The clocks are springing forward this weekend and the City of Lethbridge Fire & Emergency Services encourages residents to spring into action and check residential smoke detectors.
Minimally, residential smoke detectors should be inspected twice a year to confirm they are in the best working order in the event of an emergency. To check your smoke detectors, ensure the expiry date is not within the next six months and swap out the batteries for news ones. If your smoke detector is more than 10 years-old, it should be replaced.
A working smoke alarm is the best way to protect your family in the case of a fire.
Spend a few minutes making sure everyone in your home recognizes the sound of the smoke alarm and knows what to do in case of a fire. This time can also be used to remind your family on fire escape plans, how to use your fire extinguishers and where they are located.
For more information on smoke alarms visit https://canadasafetycouncil.org/home-safety/smoke-alarms-save-lives
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.