When the clocks change, check your fire alarm


The UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time at 2am on Sunday, October 30 when all clocks are turned back to 1am at that time.

Central Preston Focus Editor Joe Young said,

"Most electronic devices these days will change the time for you, so you’ve no need to worry but I want to make sure residents do not miss that extra hour."

“Evenings will become noticeably darker, with dusk falling as early as 4pm – just as schoolchildren are traveling home and rush hour begins.”

When changing your clocks manually, it is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Joe added,

"Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your loved ones’ lives as well as your own.

"Early detection of fires saves lives and can reduce damage to house and contents. Smoke alarms provide the best early warning system in the event of a fire by combining smoke detection and alarm sounding in one unit. Statistics show that fewer deaths or serious injuries occur in households where smoke alarms are installed and maintained."

To learn more about smoke alarms, click here

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