Originally published in 2015, we thought it would be good to bring back again.
This weekend was the established time that we were to change our clocks (for those clocks not in our smart phones or computers). Did you take the time to do one other thing as you changed your clocks?
If we forget to do that other portion of this two-part routine, it could cost someone their life.
We’re talking about changing the batteries in our smoke detectors and CO alarms. So simple, and yet so significant.
Time and again over the years, as we talk about ‘Falling back’ and ‘Springing forth’ every 6 months when it is time to change our clocks, we remind people to also change those batteries. And we are just one of many out there who continue to deliver the admonishment to change your batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Yet we continuously read or hear in the news about fires where people lose their lives because of a malfunctioning unit or no unit at all.
If not for yourself, do it for the loved ones in your life. If you don’t have smoke detectors or CO alarms, get some. If you do, change the batteries when you change your clocks. The time you take to do this may actually prove to give the gift of life to someone who otherwise might have lost theirs due to fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you would like to have smoke alarms and/or carbon monoxide alarms installed, or you have some that you would like replaced or additional ones added, please set up a service call request with us at Brubaker Inc. at 717.299.5641 or email us.
Additional commentary on Daylight Saving Time, Smoke Alarms, and CO Detectors:
Smoke alarm safety checklist, compliments of the NFPA.
1. “Carbon Monoxide: Stopping A Sneaky Killer”, LancasterOnline.com
2. “Fire Hits Lehigh Avenue Home In Lancaster City, Displaces 8”, LancasterOnline.com
3. “City Firefighters Investigate Possible Carbon Monoxide Leak At Church Street Towers”, LancasterOnline.com