Time to Fall Back & Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
It’s that time of year again when many Canadians will set their clocks back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.
Come Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. local time, clocks will fall back an hour, giving many a much-needed extra hour of sleep. This change marks the beginning of the winter season, which means mornings will be bright an hour earlier and darkness will set in earlier in the evening.
While many will rejoice at the prospect of a little extra shuteye, local fire officials want to make sure you take this opportunity to do a few safety checks around your home.
“What we recommend is that when you change your clocks, change your batteries, and then you’ll do it twice a year, once in the spring, once in the fall, to make sure you and your family are protected from the effects of smoke and carbon monoxide,” said Jack Burt, assistant deputy fire chief.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colourless, tasteless gas and despite its deadly potential, some Canadians still don’t have carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. As part of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week from November 1-7, Canadians are encouraged to install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms.
Source| Global News
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