Daylight Savings Time

Change Your Clocks, Check Smoke Detectors
Posted on 10/22/2018

Be sure to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting your clocks behind ending daylight saving time.  This year the official time is during the night of Saturday, November 3.  Recently the National Fire Protection association reported that 71% of smoke alarms failed to operate due to missing, disconnected or dead batteries.  

If you are a resident who does not have the ability to change the batteries, or if you are in need of a new smoke detector but unable to purchase one, you may call the Fire Department at 847-368-5450 for assistance.

This program is part of “The Katie Project” a community initiative that started following a devastating fire, which killed three women inside a home where there was an inoperable smoke detector.  This initiative is named after a former Village Trustee whose cousin died in a home fire in the 1970’s before it was commonplace to have smoke detectors in homes. 

The Arlington Heights Fire Department wants to keep our residents safe, so remember – “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries too!”