Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Turn Clocks Back Before Going To Bed Saturday Night, And Check Smoke Alarms

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, and when you turn back your clocks, the American Red Cross and other safety organizations want you to test your smoke alarm batteries.

The risk of deadly home fires increases in the colder months because home heating equipment is the 2nd leading cause of house fires. 

Working smoke alarms can double a person’s chance of survival.

According to the Red Cross, if you don’t have working smoke alarms, install one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

Officials say now is also a good time to check carbon monoxide detectors and practice escape plans in case of fire.

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 o’clock Sunday morning.