Source: City of Brandon public service announcement

 

REMINDER: CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

Brandon, MB – Brandon Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind the public that when you set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 13th, REMEMBER to also install new batteries in your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.    


In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. 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. 

 

OTHER UPCOMING NOTABLE DATES / OBSERVANCES

March 17, Wednesday – St. Patrick’s Day

March 20, Saturday – Spring begins, Vernal Equinox is 5:37 a.m. EDT

March 21, Sunday – First full day of Spring

April 1, Thursday – April Fools Day

April 4, Sunday – Easter

April 30, Tax Deadline Day *** For those who are self-employed or who have a spouse/partner who is self-employed the deadline extends to June 15th.

May 9, Mother’s Day