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2 items: Disaster Prep Open House; End of Daylight Savings = Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

Good afternoon – here are two quick items for your consideration!

~ Malcolm

Disaster Preparation Open House

Saturday, November 5, 2011
2 – 3:30pm
Shores Library, Marine and Bridge Parkway

Back by popular demand! This is a repeat of the April Disaster Open House.

Does Your Family Know What to do if a Disaster Occurs? Do You Know How to Protect Yourself in an Earthquake? Drop in and learn the basics, and get your questions answered.

• Emergency Responders will present life saving tips starting at 2:45 pm
• CERT and Red Cross neighbor volunteers will answer your questions
• Information on how to prepare for a natural disaster will be available along with safety demonstrations

For more information, please email or call 650-832-1132.



It’s here!  The changing of clocks for the end of Daylight Saving Time starts THIS Sunday, November 6th at 2 am.

Every year, the Redwood City Fire Department urges residents to use the time change as a reminder to change the battery in their smokes detectors, vacuum/clean the device, and test for operational effectiveness. Any inoperative smoke detector should be replaced immediately. An operational smoke detector in the home will provide the early warning notification of a fire and permits the occupants to evacuate the residence in the early stages of a fires development. Properly operating smoke detectors do save lives!

Also, carbon monoxide detectors are now required for one and two family homes – toxic levels of carbon monoxide can result from improperly operating appliances used for heating, cooking, and heating water. These devices protect the occupants from the silent killer, carbon monoxide, that is odorless, color less, and tasteless.

For more information on this and other important fire safety measures visit our website at or the National Fire Protection Association at



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