Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, Change Batteries in Smoke Detectors

Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow at 2 a.m. local time. Before you go to bed Saturday night, make sure that you set your clock AHEAD one hour, or move it ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

When you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke alarms in your home.

Indiana State Fire Marshal James Greeson said more than 30 fire fatalities have occurred in homes with no working smoke alarm.

At least one working smoke detector should be installed in your home. Ideally, a smoke alarm should be placed outside of each sleeping area. At the minimum, there should be one alarm on each floor of the home, including the basement.

For those renting a home or apartment, it is the landlord’s responsibility to have at least one working smoke alarm and it’s the law.