Daylight saving time: Did you do not forget to 'fall back'?

Turn and Test as Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday marked the end of Daylight Saving Time when people moved the clocks one hour back at 2 a.m. As for tonight's time change, just remember the simple "Spring Forward, Fall Back" as a guide.

Daylight saving time ends this weekend.

By now, you have hopefully already turned your clocks back an hour.

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It can be easy to forget about smoke detectors, even though they are crucial for increasing survival rates when fires do happen.

Fire officials recommend a smoke alarm with good batteries in all sleeping areas, one outside each bedroom and on each level of a home. Ensure that the alarms are interconnected.

For residents who do not have smoke detectors or can not install them, the Red Cross is offering free smoke alarms to anyone who needs one.

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Alarms should never be disconnected and batteries should never be removed. Removable batteries should be replaced, and sealed-in batteries should be checked to confirm they are functioning.

Smoke alarms should be a part of a larger home escape plan for emergencies.

Prior to replacing the batteries, residents should review the recommendations provided by the alarm's manufacturer and replace the units themselves every seven to 10 years. Test alarms at least once a month and replace all smoke alarms when they're 10 years old.

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