It’s time to change the batteries in your smoke detector.
The Kelowna Fire Department reminds residents that daylight savings time is the time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors.
“Smoke detectors save lives. To reduce the risk of fire-related injury or death to your family, it is important to install the correct number of smoke alarms in the correct locations and change the batteries twice a year,” said the fire inspector. Jason Tamaly.
“Daylight Savings Time is a good way to remind yourself that it is time to do this.”
According to Tawamly, residents must install smoke detectors in every bedroom, in the hallway outside every room, and on every floor of the house.
This is also a good time to replace the batteries in all of your home light fixtures and create an emergency exit, emergency preparedness plan, and emergency kit.
“Preparedness is essential in any emergency, including wildfires, floods, landslides, and severe weather. Having and rehearsing a plan for potential emergencies in your home and neighborhood means everyone can respond quickly and effectively to get to safety,” he added. .
For more information on home fire safety and prevention, you can visit kelowna.ca/fire.