Nassau County, NY - March 6, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors ahead of this weekend’s Daylight Savings Time which occurs this Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 a.m.
“Residents should always make sure their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working, and the spring and fall time changes are the perfect reminders to test the equipment and change the batteries,” said County Executive Mangano. “Properly working smoke alarms and CO detectors could ultimately be the difference between life and death.”
In addition to changing batteries in smoke and CO alarms this weekend, residents are reminded to:
- Test alarms monthly by pressing the test button on the face of the alarm cover.
- Install a smoke alarm on every level of their home.
- Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
- Plan and practice a home escape in the event of an emergency-designate a safe meeting place outside.