Daylight Saving Time This Weekend!
- Posted by Barrington Hills
- On November 1, 2023
On Sunday, November 5th, at 2:00 AM, clocks go back one hour, giving us more light in the morning!
Daylight Saving Time is a great reminder to address the smoke alarms in your home. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal reports that Illinois’ updated smoke alarm law that took effect January 1, 2023, requires Illinois residents to replace their old smoke alarms with the type that has a long-term, 10-year sealed battery. This would apply to residents that are still using alarms with removable batteries or alarms that are not hardwired.
Smoke alarms in single-family homes prior to January 1, 2023, may remain in place until they exceed 10 years from their manufactured date, fail to respond to operability tests, or otherwise malfunction.
➡ Homes built after 1988 that already have hardwired smoke alarms
➡ Homes with wireless integrated alarms that use low-power radio frequency communications, Wi-Fi or other wireless local area networking capabilities.
Fire Grid Signs
Be sure a fire grid sign is visibly installed at your driveway’s entrance so first responders can easily locate and access your property. If your sign is missing or damaged, email TMorey@vbhpd.net.
Barrington Hills is in five fire districts. Each fire district has its own style and color.