This is the weekend we change to Daylight Savings Time.
Fire departments across the region are urging residents to replace batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time.
The following are a few tips to help you and your family stay safe:
Never disable a smoke or CO alarm
Have smoke and CO alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas
For added protection, install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms
CO alarms must be installed in all homes and businesses where fuel fired appliances are used
Never use gas/fuel operated appliance in your garage, home or any other enclosed space
Ensure all fuel-burning appliances and vents are inspected annually
Always have an escape plan and make sure everyone in your home knows the plan
If you experience any symptoms of CO poisoning, such as sudden headache, nausea, light headedness, or your CO alarm sounds, call 9-1-1 immediately and move everyone outdoors to wait for the fire department