Tuesday, October 19, 2021
By County of Los Angeles Fire Dept.
Published March 10, 2017

As residents prepare to change their clocks on Sunday, March 12, for daylight saving time, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) reminds everyone to change the batteries in every smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in their homes.

When properly installed, working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can mean the difference between life and death.

“A working smoke detector in your home greatly increases your chances of survival during a fire,” says LACoFD Fire Captain Keith Mora. “The device can alert sleeping family members and provide them with critical seconds to escape.”


Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal; symptoms include severe headache, dizziness, mental confusion, nausea and fainting.

California law requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors outside of each sleeping area in a home. For maximum protection against carbon monoxide gas, the LACoFD also recommends installing a carbon monoxide detector inside each bedroom.

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