It’s time to fall back this weekend.  

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, November 3rd.  That means pushing clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.  

State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman also suggests when resetting clocks, people should take time to switch batteries in their smoke alarms. Merriman says working smoke alarms should be a priority for every homeowner.  He says that there have been cases in the state where people have died in house fires where there were no working smoke alarms, and also where people have escaped home fires because of a working smoke alarm.  

  Some other safety tips to keep in mind involving smoke alarms include:  installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement; testing alarms at least monthly by pressing the test button; and replacing all smoke alarms when they are ten years old, or sooner if the alarms don’t respond properly.