Daylight Savings Time safety tips

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN, TX - We are only a few hours away from taking that extra hour this weekend. But it's also important to change the batteries of something that can save your life.

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday morning at 2 A.M. that's when you need to set your clock back one hour. The U.S. Fire Administration is using the occasion to encourage you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. They say you need to do it even if your alarm is "hard-wired" to your electrical system. That's Because electric alarms have batteries as back-up. Captain Bruce Geilhausen with the Denison fire department says..daylight savings time helps people remember to change their batteries.

"It's a good time to keep good batteries in your detectors and it's just one of those things you can remember that's twice a year." said Geilhausen. While you're changing your clock, change your batteries."

If you don't have a smoke detector you can find them in the nearest grocery or hardware store.

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