Fall Back to Standard Time

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 7 at 2 AM. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 6, else you’ll miss out on that extra hour of sleep!  
In addition to changing your clocks, we’d like to remind you that this is also the perfect time to check your smoke detector batteries and change them if necessary. Smoke detectors that run on 9 volt batteries or hard wired smoke detectors with battery backups need to be changed annually to ensure they will work when you need them. Please avoid tossing the used batteries in the garbage but dispose of the batteries properly by turning in at a Recycling Center near you.

Some facts about smoke detectors:
  • Smoke detectors that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in saving lives and reducing fire deaths and injuries. 
  • Having a working smoke detector cuts the risk of dying in a home fire by 40-50%. 
  • Numbers of homes with smoke detectors that do not work outnumber homes without smoke detectors at all. 
  • Nearly half of all smoke detectors do not work due to missing or dead batteries.

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