Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour this evening. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 am Sunday, March 11, 2018.
In addition to changing clocks to “Spring Ahead,” it’s also time to check your smoke alarms.
If the alarms are too high to reach or you are not able to access them, the St. John’s Fire District has a Citizen Safe Smoke Alarm Program to help. Just send a request through their website www.stjfd.org. Once in the site, you will see a link for Fire & Life Safety on the upper right corner. Click on it and go to the Smoke Alarm Request.
A helpful hint from the National Fire Protection Association is to replace all your smoke alarms every 10 years. The inside mechanisms might not be as effective after that. Many of the alarms are only warranted for 10 years.
To check your smoke alarm, press and hold the test button. It is usually on the bottom or side. It can take a few seconds to begin, but a loud siren should come from the alarm while the button is pressed. If the sound is weak or you can’t hear it, replace the batteries.