REMINDER: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!

November 1, 2019


Brandon, MB – Brandon Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind the public when you set your  clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 2nd, REMEMBER to also install new batteries in your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector. The end of daylight saving time officially occurs at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd, when clocks should “fall back” one hour to 1 a.m. Before you head to bed for the night, it’s also a great time to make sure all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home have fresh batteries and are working properly!

To survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every level 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 are to be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

A wide variety of fire prevention educational resources are available on the Brandon Fire & Emergency Services website.