**** HRFE Media Release
Change your clocks, change your batteries
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) wishes to remind you to ‘spring ahead’ this Saturday night before you go to bed.
When you jump ahead an hour with your clocks it’s also recommended you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested once a month.
While you’re at it, check the expiry on the back of the alarms. The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be replaced every 10 years. When purchasing a new smoke alarm, consider the photoelectric type to reduce false alarms.
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