This weekend, Sunday, March 9th, we will all make the switch to Daylight Savings Time and set our clocks forward one hour. The Huron Shores Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind you that this is also an excellent time to change the batteries and test your smoke alarms. You may have just seconds to safely escape a fire in your home. That’s why early detection of fire is absolutely vital. Only working smoke alarms provide those precious seconds you and your family need to safely escape. It’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
If your alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them with new ones. The Municipal Office offers smoke alarms (small $7.00, and large $7.50, 9-volt battery included), Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors (non-digital $27.00 and digital $35.00, 10-year lithium battery included) and smoke/CO combination units ($28.50, AA battery included, and $40.00, 10-year lithium battery included) for purchase.
To learn more about installation and maintenance of smoke alarms and fire safety please click here to visit the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website.