The Oxnard Fire Department (OFD) is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they move their clocks forward Sunday, March 13, 2016
In conjunction with the annual public education program: “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries” – residents are encouraged to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at least twice a year (at the beginning and end of daylight savings time).
In addition, you should:
- Ensure that smoke alarms are properly placed
- Test your alarm monthly
- Consider switching to a smoke alarm that has a non-removable 10-year lithium battery
- Replace your smoke alarm every 10 years (or according to manufacturer’s specifications)
- Develop an escape plan and practice the plan with your family
Remember you may save your life and the lives of your family members by having operating smoke alarms.