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Safety Tips for Daylight Savings

November 1, 2013

Daylight savings time is ending this weekend. When turning your clocks back one hour, the following reminders may help you prepare for winter:

  1. Remember to set all clocks back to the appropriate time to ensure you are in sync with daylight savings time.

  2. Consider correlating the seasonal time change with observing and maintaining carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home. In addition to replacing detector batteries, you should also test the units once a month.

  3. Develop an emergency plan with your family, so if an emergency arises you have a strategy in place.

  4. Review and replace any key items in your emergency first aid kit. Check supplies and expiry dates to ensure that in the event of an emergency you are prepared.

  5. Create an emergency kit with the following essential items: industrial flashlights and batteries, portable radio, candles and matches, extra car keys, cash, blankets or sleeping bags, food and bottled water.

  6. Keep a Winter Safety Kit in the trunk of your car with a road map, flashlight, food, water and blanket.

Being prepared is one of the best defences you can have against a potential threat or natural disaster. Gather your family members this weekend or over the holiday season to develop a plan for what you would do in case of an emergency.

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