Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2am on March 14 and the Wollaston Fire Department is recommending everyone install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.
In order to be prepared for a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every level of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.
Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance (such as a propane furnace or propane oven), fireplace or attached garage.
Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.
For more information contact:
Scott Reid, Fire Chief