Brewster Fire/Rescue Community Safety Message “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery”

 
 
Brewster Fire/Rescue has a simple, yet powerful reminder for all residents of our Town. This weekend we will move our clocks back one hour. We ask you to take this opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and test them to ensure they are in proper working order. This is a very simple solution to improve the life safety of your family and reduce the potential for fire related fatalities, injuries, and property damage should a fire occur within your home.
Replace Aging Smoke Alarms
Replacing aging smoke detectors is required unless they have a 10-year sealed battery. Carbon monoxide detectors have a 5-7 year life expectancy depending on the manufacturer. Please take the time this weekend to check your detectors and either replace the batteries or the entire device as required by age.
Time Is Your Enemy in a Fire
Time is your enemy in a fire and working smoke alarms give you precious time t