The men and women of one of the largest combined; career, volunteer and civilian, Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s in the Country will do our part to remind citizens and residents of an important event this weekend.
Firefighters, EMT’s, paramedics and civilian members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will be out in force this weekend to remind everyone that when we adjust our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 8, 2009, it is also an excellent time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors as well.
Commuters using METRO Stations on Friday morning, March 6, 2009, may be greeted by members of the Department with a reminder that when you Change your Clock – Change Your Battery. Members will also visit communities throughout Prince George’s County over the weekend with an offer to check smoke alarms and if needed; install fresh batteries or a new smoke alarm.
Citizens and residents need not wait for a visit, they may call our Livable Communities Smoke Alarm Hotline at 301-864-SAFE (7233) and make arrangements for a member to visit your home and install a smoke alarm or fresh battery, free of charge.