Spring Forward and Test Your Batteries

Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2 a.m. when clocks need to be set forward one hour. The Skokie Fire Department reminds residents to check and change batteries once a year in all smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and all emergency accessory kits to make sure they are in working condition. Be sure to replace smoke alarms every 10 years for optimal effectiveness and follow the manufacturer’s recommendation regarding carbon monoxide detector replacement, as all models vary. 

Emergency Preparedness

Join the Skokie Fire Department for an overview of Citizen and Community Disaster Preparedness on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Radmacher meeting room of the Skokie Public Library.  The program is sponsored by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.

The Disaster Preparedness Program is open to all residents and businesses and will review community and personal emergency preparedness.  

  • Citizens will be advised how to prepare and protect themselves and their families for all types of hazards.
  • Community preparedness efforts will be presented on the Village of Skokie's preparation for withstanding and recovering from disasters.

Presenters include Claudia Braden, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator of the Skokie Health Department and the Skokie Fire Chief, Ralph Czerwinski.  The program will close with a question and answer session.

For more information regarding this event, please contact the Skokie Public Library at 847/673-7774.  For more information regarding emergency preparedness, please contact the Skokie Fire Department at 847/982-5340.

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