Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
Posted on 03/02/2020
The Charlottetown Fire Department would like to remind the public that on Sunday, March 8, clocks will need to be adjusted to "spring ahead" one hour for the start of Daylight Savings Time.

The Charlottetown Fire Department is encouraging residents to use Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms and update or install new smoke alarms. Batteries should be replaced every six months and there should be a working smoke alarm in every sleeping room and on every level of the home.

Smoke alarms are critical for fire safety and can help prevent fire-related injuries or even death. They should be tested once a month and replaced when they are 10 years old.

Members of the Charlottetown Fire Department will be at McDonalds on University Avenue on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. handing out batteries for smoke alarms and reiterating important fire safety messages. Department members will also be at the PEI Provincial Home Show at the Eastlink Centre (46 Kensington Road) on Saturday, March 7 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., handing out batteries and reminding the public to check their smoke alarms.

For more fire prevention tips or information about the Charlottetown Fire Department, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/fire