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A note from the Carberry/North Cypress-Langford Fire Department

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:40 AM by Kathy Carr
The Carberry North Cypress Langford Fire Department would like to remind you that 
Smoke Alarms 
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• Nine-volt battery should be tested monthly and have their battery replaced at least once per year. Replace the e­ntire smoke alarm every 10 years.
• 10-year lithium battery should be tested monthly.  Batteries cannot be replaced on these units, therefore you need to replace the entire smoke detector according to the manufacturers’ instructions.
• Your electrical system (hardwired) should be tested monthly and replace the backup battery at least once every year.  Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.
• Many people remind themselves to change batteries when daylight savings occurs - “spring forward” or “fall back.”  
Also, with the winter season upon us and the requirement of heat, the risk of carbon monoxide exposure increases. Mani­toba Hydro is offering $10 instant rebates on approved carbon mon­oxide alarms from November 1 – 30th at participating retailers such as, our local Reilly’s Home Hardware.
It is recommended to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors on each level of your home, especially near sleeping areas. You can’t see, smell or taste carbon monoxide.  If you have a carbon monoxide alarm, a ‘beep’ can mean the difference between life and death. 
Carbon monoxide alarms are good for up to 10 years. Most units have a tag or date stamp on the back to indicate its age or expiration date. If you already have a Carbon Monoxide detector in place, be sure to check the expiration date and follow the manufacturer’s instructions, testing units and replacing batteries as suggested. If it’s expired, purchase a new one so that you can be confident you and your family are safe. 
If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, call 911 immediately, open windows and doors and get everyone outside to fresh air. 
Your safety and lives are priceless and should be preserved with high quality working smoke detectors and Carbon monoxide detectors.