Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday: Set Clocks Back One Hour, Change Your Batteries
Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, Nov. 3. If you have clocks that don't reset themselves, before going to bed on Saturday night set those clocks back one hour so that they reflect the correct time when you get up on Sunday.
This is also a good time to change out batteries in your smoke/fire alarms and other battery driven electronic safety devices. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 65 percent of reported home fire deaths in 2000-2004 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The batteries need to be replaced at least once every year in standard battery-powered smoke alarms and in hard-wired, battery back-up smoke alarms. In addition, the test button should be used every month to make certain the unit is working.
Don't remember the last time you changed the battery? The Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery campaign (sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Energizer ™, and a network of 6,200 fire departments) encourages Americans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they spring forward or fall back for Daylight Saving Time. Take the opportunity to reset your smoke alarms with fresh batteries this weekend.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 2:49pm