It’s time to “Spring Ahead” this weekend for Daylight Savings Time and fire departments are encouraging you to use Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms and update or install new ones.
Fresh batteries are essential and there should be a working smoke alarm in every bedroom and on every level of your home.
Charlottetown Fire Inspector Winston Bryan says it could mean the difference between life and death and the alarm should beep to let you know the battery is low or there’s a need to replace the whole unit.
Members of the Charlottetown Fire Department will have an information booth at the PEI Provincial Home Show this weekend, along with a display showing the advantages of residential sprinkler systems.
Then on Saturday, the department will be joined by the North River Department from 11 – 2 at McDonald’s on University Avenue handing out batteries for smoke alarms while supplies last. Members of the Crossroads Fire Department will be doing the same at the Esso Service Station/McDonalds in Stratford.