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  • Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke Alarms - WindsorFire.com
    Safety Home Fire Safety Outdoor Fire Safety Youngsters Fire Safety Fire Safety Fall Prevention for Older Adults Smoke Alarm Information Carbon Monoxide Information Sprinklers Translated Materials Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Co op Students Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Co op Photo Gallery WFRS History Apparatus Histories Fire Stations Histories Firefighting Traditions Misc History Articles Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke Alarms in Latest News 7 Mar 2013 A A A Daylight savings begins on March 10 2013 and Windsor Fire and Rescue Services recommends that residents replace the old batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this weekend In order for smoke alarms to do their job they need to have working batteries explains Fire Chief Bruce Montone Once a year old batteries should be replaced with new batteries When you change your clocks this weekend Windsor Fire and Rescue Services wants everyone to take the time to change the batteries in all smoke alarms At the same time check the age of your smoke alarms Windsor Fire and Rescue Services recommends replacing all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if the manufacturer recommends it In order to survive a fire you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound It s the law to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas For added protection it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke alarms is against the law Failure to comply with

    Original URL path: http://www.windsorfire.com/time-to-change-your-clocks-and-the-batteries-in-all-smoke-alarms/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Windsor Fire & Rescue Asks the Community to Practice the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety - WindsorFire.com
    Council Our 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety campaign focuses on the 12 tips that we know can have the biggest impact on reducing devastating fires and carbon monoxide exposures Wieclawek adds The Fire Marshal has called on fire departments and communities across Ontario to help make his wish come true for the most fire safe December on record The Council s goal is to engage at least 100 fire departments including Windsor Fire Rescue and their surrounding communities in the crusade to get the public to join in the program The 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety serves up useful tips ranging from replacing smoke alarms over ten years old to keeping space heaters at least one metre away from anything that can burn The public are encouraged to pledge their support of the Fire Marshal s Holiday Safety Wish simply by being aware of the tips and putting the essential safeguards in place at home Fire tragedies are in decline for 2012 in this province 25 fewer deaths so far this year but the holiday season can bring distractions that lead to tragedy says Wieclawek The remarks are echoed by Windsor s Fire Chief Bruce Montone While fire can happen anywhere at anytime it most often strikes when people let their guard down when individuals are distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays by the telephone by the kids or by the doorbell All it takes is for a pot to be left on the stove or a candle to be left burning unattended and a family s holiday celebrations can turn to tragedy he says Homeowners and renters alike are urged to check their safety routine against these 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety tips Water fresh trees daily Keep the base of the trunk in water at all times Check all sets of lights before decorating Discard any sets that are frayed or damaged Make sure you have working smoke alarms Remember they wear out so replace them every 10 years Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms Remember they wear out so replace them every 7 10 years Make sure everyone knows how to get out safely if a fire occurs Develop and practice a home fire escape plan Use extension cords wisely Extension cords should be used only as a temporary connection Give space heaters space Keep them at least one metre away from anything that can burn When you go out blow out Remember to always blow out candles before leaving the room Keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children Matches and lighters can be deadly in the hands of children Watch what you heat Always stay in the kitchen when cooking Encourage smokers to smoke outside Careless smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires There s more to responsible drinking than taking a cab home Alcohol is all too often a common factor in many fatal fires Carol Heller a fire safety expert

    Original URL path: http://www.windsorfire.com/windsor-fire-rescue-asks-the-community-to-practice-the-12-days-of-holiday-fire-safety/ (2016-04-24)
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