Many are surprised to learn that the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!® campaign for carbon monoxide and smoke alarms is only a once-per-year event, officially taking place at the return to Standard Time each Fall.
What about Daylight Saving Time this Sunday, March 10, 2013?
Regardless of the season, firefighters perpetually emphasize:
- Test every carbon monoxide and smoke alarm in your home at least once each month.
- Change the batteries for these alarms at least once each year.
But wait, there's more...
Along with a reminder to test every smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in your home, there are three important facts you need to know:
- Your smoke alarms have a ten year maximum lifespan.
- The most effective smoke alarms use a combination of ionization and photoelectric technology.
- A free monthly message can be sent to your mobile phone or computer via Twitter, to remind you to test your @SmokeAlarm and @COalarm.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department