Change Your Clocks and Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
NEW CITY, NY, – The Rockland County Department of Health reminds residents to set their clocks back one hour early on Sunday, November 5th when Daylight Saving Time ends.
Along with changing your clocks, this is also a good time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure that they are in good working order and not expired:
- Use the test buttons at least once a month to make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working order.
- Check that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are not expired – you can find the date of manufacture on the back.
- Replace all smoke alarms when they are ten years old or if they do not respond when tested. For carbon monoxide alarms, always check the manufacturer’s instructions and expiration date.
For more information visit the National Fire Protection Association’s webpages for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
“Take the time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Installing and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home can save your life! Smoke alarms should be in each bedroom and common areas of your home on all levels, and there should be at least one carbon monoxide alarm on each level of your home,” said Chris Kear, Director of Fire & Emergency Services.
The Health Department’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program can assist low-income residents, seniors, and at-risk families with replacing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms or changing the batteries, at no charge, as supplies last. For more information, call (845) 364 – 3290 or visit http://bit.ly/HealthyNeighborhoodsProgram.
Contact: Beth Cefalu, Director of Strategic Communications