Spring is just around the corner and Prince Georgians are encouraged to prepare for Daylight Savings Time, by making the necessary time adjustments. The local EMS and Fire department has taken it upon themselves to utilize this special time to educate the citizens on the dangers of fires and fire safety.
The initiative, Change Your Clock-Change your Battery/Alarm, is utilized as part of the strategy to ensure community preparedness. The community is being encouraged to adjust their clocks by one hour and change batteries in their carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. For those that have hard-wired and/or 10-year alarms installed in their home, will not have to replace any batteries.
All Prince Georgians are required by law to be equipped with functioning carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. As of January 1, 2018, County law will also require all battery-operated alarms to be converted to 1-year alarms.
PEPCO will be donating 10-year alarms to Prince George’s and Montgomery County to support this initiative. The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Montgomery County Glenmont Fire Station 18 (see below for address).
County residents can also request a free smoke alarm, with free installation by calling 311.
Glenmont Fire Station 18
12210 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902