A reminder to set your clocks back one hour this weekend – the actual time change is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Kitchener Fire suggests that when you ‘fall back’ and adjust your clocks for the end of daylight savings time, it’s also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms.
“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Tom O’Hara, public education officer for Kitchener Fire. “These devices are such an important part of fire and home safety as they are often your first indication of danger. The time change is a perfect reminder to make sure your alarms are working properly.”

Working smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside of all sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas, if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

For more information about smoke and CO alarms, head to KitchenerFire.ca