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Posted: March 7, 2019

CKFD reminds of time change and smoke alarms

The City of Kimberley Fire Department (CKFD) reminds you that in addition to resetting those clocks ahead one hour when switching to and from daylight savings time to also check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

“The sad reality is that on average, fire kills eight Canadians every week. Residential property fires account for 40% of all fires and a staggering 73% of all fire deaths. Most of these deaths are caused by human carelessness and so are completely avoidable. Keep your family safe, check your smoke alarm battery regularly,” stated Kimberley Fire Chief Rick Prasad.

If you are a senior or if you know of a senior in need, for no charge the Kimberley Fire Department will evaluate the current smoke alarms within the home.

“If during the inspection there is a need, we will change batteries, relocate, or provide you with a new or additional smoke alarm,” Prasad said.

If you have concerns or require any assistance please contact the CKFD weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 250-427-4114 or email [email protected] to request an inspection.

Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Turn your clocks ahead one hour and remember to check the batteries on your smoke alarms.


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