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Long Beach Fire Department
Saturday March 8th, 2014 :: 01:20 p.m. PST
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Move your clocks forward for daylight savings time...check your smoke detectors and rotate your emergency food supplies.

Daylight Savings Time adjusts this weekend. Spring forward and move your clocks 1 hour ahead. Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 am is the official time change.

The Long Beach Fire Department would like to remind residents that now is a good opportunity to safeguard your home. Protect yourself, your family, and your belongings from fires and natural disasters by following these simple steps:

• Changing the batteries in your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. After you change the batteries, press the test button to verify that it works properly.

• Go over your Exit Drill In The Home (E.D.I.T.H) plan with your family.

• Update your Emergency Contact Information with friends, family, and relatives out of state.

• Gather and/or rotate your Emergency Food and Water supplies. It is recommended that people keep a 7-day supply of emergency food and water at all times for family and pets.

Family members will need at least 1 gallon of water per person, per day.

It is recommended you review and follow these safe practices every 6 months at the time change. More information on emergency preparedness can be found at: http://www.ready.gov

Enroll in a C.E.R.T. class. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For more information, email cert@longbeach.gov

Address/Location
Long Beach Fire Department
3205 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

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