Spring Forward Sunday With Daylight Saving Time, Consider Changing Smoke, CO Detectors

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

Everyone will lose an hour of sleep from Saturday night into Sunday morning because of Daylight Saving Time. Clocks will move forward by one hour on March 12 at 2 a.m., EST.

This means that evenings will be lighter by one hour. According to TimeandDate.comds, the sun will rise at 7:41 a.m. in Boone, while the sun will set at 7:31 p.m. after Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday afternoon.

Daylight Saving Time will end on Nov. 5. Also see …

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 forward, consider making 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.

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