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Posted on: November 2, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Daylight Savings Time Ends November 4

Change your clocks. Change your batteries.

Be sure to change your clocks back this weekend. We "Fall back" at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to Standard Time.

The Green River Fire Department reminds residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they "fall back" this weekend.

Working smoke alarms cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire. Worn or missing batteries are the most common cause of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector malfunction. Changing the batteries at least once a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent tragic deaths and injuries. Be sure your alarms are working properly by activating the safety test button after you install new batteries.

This weekend also serves as an ideal time for families to review their home escape plans. All family members should plan two ways to escape from each room and practice escape routes with the entire family.

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