Daylight Saving Time is set for early Sunday morning and fire officials across the Lakeland are reminding residents to have a peek at their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority says reminding yourself to set the clocks back is also great for changing batteries and inspection of the devices. BRFA Regional Fire Chief Jay Melvin says to also take stock of how old some of your detectors are and swap them out if need be.
“Anything that’s over 10 years or you suspect it’s getting up there and you want to change it out, this is a good time to do it.”
Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas that can cause death if it isn’t detected fast enough. Furnaces, gas-powered cookers and boilers can all cause a build-up of CO gas if not properly looked after. Melvin says a detector can give a real leg-up before a disaster in any home.
“A lot of the monitors now will come dual smoke and carbon monoxide. They’ve really advanced now in technology where it’s user-friendly.”
Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10th officially at 3 am.