Turn back clocks; do safety checksDaylight saving time ends Sunday, so people should be sure to set their clocks back an hour before they head for bed on Saturday night. It’s also a great time to perform a few other annual and semi-annual safety checks.
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, so people should be sure to set their clocks back an hour before they head for bed on Saturday night.
It’s also a great time to perform a few other annual and semi-annual safety checks.
* Make sure your smoke detector is working and its batteries are still good. Fire departments recommend changing your batteries as you change your clocks.
* Do the same check on your carbon monoxide detector.
If you don’t have one, you should — several incidents involving carbon monoxide occurred in Jamestown in the past few years that could have killed multiple people, including children.
* Refresh your emergency preparedness kit.
The American Red Cross recommends having supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency kit.
That kit should include water and food, a flashlight, battery-powered or hand crank radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, medications and medical items, multi-purpose tool, sanitation and personal hygiene items, copies of personal documents such as medication lists or insurance policies, cell phone with chargers, family and emergency contact information, extra cash, an emergency blanket and a map of the area.
More information can be found at www.redcross.org.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)