New Canaan Fire Marshal: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
On March 12 clocks were turned forward for Daylight Savings time. In concert with the nationwide campaign “Change Your Clocks – Change Your Batteries”, The New Canaan Fire Department and the New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office want to remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. By being proactive this also helps avoid that annoying “chirp” that inevitably starts at 2 in the morning. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10 year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps indicating a low battery, replace the entire smoke alarm right away. When replacing a battery on the alarms that allow for that, follow a list of manufacturer’s batteries on the back of the alarm or in the manufacturer’s instructions. The smoke alarm may not work properly if an incorrect battery is used.