North County Fire Authority officials are reminding all Pacifica residents to change the batteries in all of their home's smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m. You will be setting your clock back one hour, following the adage of “spring forward, fall back.”
To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be done at least once a year and changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder, advises North County Fire Authority officials.
Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. A little attention to these important life saving devices can go a long way in increasing your chance of surviving a devastating fire.
In addition, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
Find additional information on general fire safety at www.northcountyfire.org.