Fire Officials Remind to Check Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

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Clocks fall back an hour on Sunday.

As per tradition, Quebec's fire safety services are encouraging everyone to check their smoke detectors and replace batteries as necessary.

A release from FASNY says alarms equipped with either removable or sealed-in batteries both need to be tested. More than half of the non-working smoke alarms either had missing or disconnected batteries.

Smoke detectors usually only have a lifespan of ten years. When the smoke detector first sounded, not enough smoke even existed for them to see the fire in their toaster oven. "It is a fact that working smoke alarms save lives".

"They will set up a date and a time to come to your home". Dead batteries caused almost a quarter of smoke alarm failures.

"In the event of a fire, you may have only one or two minutes to escape".

"They're the main line of defence to protect you when you have a fire in the house, especially when you're sleeping", he said. California has been recognizing daylight saving time since 1949.

"Space heaters are for temporary use only to take a little bit of chill out of a room while you're in it".

"We had a case a few weeks ago in which a smoke detector alerted the nice couple to a fire in their kitchen during the day", Forgerson said.

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