“Fall Back” and Check Your Smoke Alarm and Emergency Supply Kit

Install. Inspect. Protect. Smoke Alarms Save LivesThis weekend daylight saving time (DST) ends. Officially at 2 a.m. tomorrow morning, Sunday, Nov. 4 – or before you go to bed tonight – remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

Fire officials remind us to use DST as a reminder to check (and change as needed) the batteries in our smoke alarms. And our emergency management office adds that the time change is a great time to check the supplies in your emergency supply kit, which may have been depleted during Hurricane Sandy.

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It never sleeps.

Get the “Smoke Alarms” guide (PDF) from our Fire and Rescue Department that has more information and tips on installing your smoke alarm.

Learn more about your emergency supply kits — home, office and vehicle — and what supplies you should include. For more, contact our emergency management office at 571-350-1000, TTY 711.

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