Oct. 31, 2013. While most of us are sleeping early Sunday morning, “fall back” of daylight savings time will occur. Officially, the clocks are to be turned back at 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. local standard time, according to www.timeanddate.com. Sunrise and sunset on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 will occur one-hour earlier than the previous day.
How 3 Minutes Can Save a Family’s Life: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery
With the time change right around the corner, it is important to remind readers to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.
On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Working smoke alarms provide the early warning and critical extra seconds needed to escape and cut the risk of dying in home fire structures in half. When you set your clock back on November 3, use the extra hour to make a life-saving change in your household – change and test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
This simple act takes just a moment, but it is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire. This reminder to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® comes from Energizer, your local fire department and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.