Spring Forward this year is on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00am.
This is also a perfect time to check on your emergency items around your house.
- Smoke alarms
- check all batteries
- review all emergency supplies
Daylight Savings is the perfect time to review, update your Emergency & Disaster Supplies.
- Review expiration dates on all your items, namely foods, batteries…
- Replace your emergency supplies that will expire within the next six months and use the old supplies before they expire. Some examples of items that can expire are:
- Prescription medications
- First-aid kits
- Batteries !
Follow these useful tips from US Fire Administration:
- Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery – Test the alarm monthly. Replace the batteries at least once every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.
- Smoke alarm powered by a 10-year lithium (or “long-life”) battery – Test the alarm monthly. Since you cannot (and should not) replace the lithium battery, replace the entire smoke alarm according to the manufacturer’s instructions and dispose of it properly at a household hazardous waste site or by sending it back to the manufacturer.
- Smoke alarm that is hardwired into your home’s electrical system – Test the alarm monthly. Replace the backup battery at least once every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.
Remember: A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all!
Fall Back Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 A.M.