savings time starting on Sunday, March 14, Central York Fire Services
(CYFS) reminds residents to set clocks forward one hour, replace the
batteries in all smoke, and carbon monoxide alarm units and test them.
Working carbon monoxide alarms provide occupants early detection and warn
people to leave the premises in the event of a carbon monoxide leak. In order
for battery-operated smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they
must have working batteries. It is recommended that alarms be tested monthly
and that batteries be replaced at least once a year.
Working smoke alarms are required 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.
Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your
home has a fuel-burning appliance, 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.
more information about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms or fire safety
information, please visit cyfs.ca.