March 6, 2015 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds the community to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks for the start of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 8.

"Every "˜time change' is an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of changing and testing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, " said Public Education Officer Anthony Stokaluk. "Smoke alarms give you the early detection needed to safely escape a fire and only a carbon monoxide alarm can alert you to the deadly presence of CO."

It is the law to have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas.  New Ontario regulations now require carbon monoxide alarms to be installed outside all sleeping areas. For more information, visit

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Contact:  Anthony Stokaluk, Public Education Officer - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2802, cell 631-7033 or