Time Change This Weekend

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Everyone will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end.

When you go to bed Saturday night or Sunday morning, turn the clock back one hour. This will be done automatically for most cell phones.

Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

Local fire departments use the time change as a reminder to citizens.

Mulberry Grove Fire District Chief Dwight Volkmar told WGEL you should change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Volkmar said you should also push the test button to make sure the detectors are working. Smoke detectors should be changed every seven to 10 years and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced after seven years.

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Smithboro District Fire Chief Dale Deverick told WGEL that it’s been proven time and again that smoke detectors are extremely important in the home. He said they have saved many lives, particularly when people are asleep.

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Firemen recommend residents have spare batteries available in their homes in case those in the detectors quit working.