Remember that when you spring your clocks forward Sunday, that it also is time to change your smoke alarm batteries.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, March 9
From Gwinnett County fire department: This year the change to Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. This change moves the clock forward one hour to allow an extra hour of sunlight in the evening and extra safety through autumn. Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services wants remind you to change your batteries in your smoke alarm when your change your clock! As a rule, your alarms should be checked at least monthly, and the batteries changed out twice a year. A good way to remember is when we change or clocks to and from Daylight Saving Time, change the batteries in the smoke alarm. "Smoke alarms save lives!" stated Lieutenant Colin Rhoden of Gwinnett County Fire. "Today’s smoke alarms detect …
Get an extra hour of sleep tonight, and don't forget about changing the batteries in your smoke alarm, the Gwinnett Fire Department says.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so get an extra hour of shuteye by setting your clocks back by one hour before going to bed tonight. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services suggest that you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, too. Almost 3,000 people die every year in house fires, and in 2,000 of the deaths, there was no smoke alarm in the home or it wasn't working. “Having an operational smoke alarm in your home should be your number one priority when it comes to protecting your family from an unforeseen tragedy," said Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Dusik. "Making sure the smoke alarm has a fully charged battery is the best way to insure that everyone has a fighting chance to make it …