Spring Forward! We set our clocks ahead one hour this weekend
By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: March 9, 2023 16:56 •
BFES reminds you to also change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services reminds you that when setting your clocks ahead one hour, before going to bed on Saturday, March 11th, REMEMBER to also install new batteries in your home's smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
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BFES says "In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. To survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every level of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.
Carbon monoxide alarms are to be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage."
The official time change happens at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 12, 2023 when clocks move ahead one hour to start Daylight Saving Time.
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