This Sunday November 5 at 2 am marks the end of daylight savings. We will “fall back” moving the clock to 1 am, gaining an extra hour of sleep. The New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office and the New Canaan Fire Department want to remind everyone this is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. By being proactive this also helps avoid that annoying “chirp” that inevitably starts at 3 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.