Time to Fall Back – Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday
Daylight-saving time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6, and marks the 24th anniversary of the ‘Change your Clock Change your Battery’ campaign which reminds us to change and test the batteries in our smoke alarms. “Eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms,” according to State Fire Marshal “Butch” Browning. Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. Fire Marshal Browning also encourages citizens to consider newer smoke alarm technology that has a ten year lithium battery. We’ll be looking forward to that extra hour of sleep when we’re changing our batteries and clocks tomorrow night!