Time Change Weekend Comes With Familiar Reminder to Check Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors

With the time change this weekend comes a reminder from Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services to check smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Clocks turn back an hour this weekend and Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is encouraging you to spend a few minutes on safety. Fire Prevention Officer, Mark Hoveling, says having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is the best way to protect yourself and your family in the case of an emergency.  Batteries should be changed regularly and if the detector is more than ten years old, it should be replaced. Hoveling also says spending a few minutes to make sure everyone in the family recognizes the sound of the smoke alarm, and what to do in case of a fire, is also important. He says in Lethbridge, smoke and fire have caused about $5 million in damage so far this year but no one has been seriously hurt because of working smoke alarms. -Tina Giesbrecht

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