Sunday, March 11th: Change your clocks – change your batteries!

Ottawa Fire Services would like to remind you to replace batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, both at home and at the cottage, when setting your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11th. 

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.

The best way to be safe is to be prepared before a fire strikes.

For more information on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms go to