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It’s Time to “Fall Back”

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On November 2, 2019

Sunday, November 3rd is Daylight Saving. Clocks go back one hour at 2:00 AM.

This is also a good opportunity to change batteries in carbon monoxide and fire detectors. Test the unit to verify the unit will sound should something be detected.

Residents may want to take advantage of Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District’s Be Alarmed program. 

The primary goals of the state-wide “Be Alarmed” smoke detector installment program are to:

  • Educate residents on home fire safety and prevention methods.
  • Reduce the number of fire-related injuries and deaths in Illinois.
  • Identify reasons why residents may have non-working smoke detectors in their homes.

Through the program, BCFPD firefighters will install 10-year concealed battery smoke detectors in residents’ homes at no charge and provide fire safety education materials. 

To participate in the program, residents may contact BCFPD Captain Angela Grandgeorge at 224-848-4875 or agrandgeorge@bcfpd.us.