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Fall Back Cumming: Daylight Saving Time Ends

You've got an extra hour to sleep this weekend.

Those early morning commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends this weekend—officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Remember, we all “fall back” so set the clocks back one hour before you head to bed. Plus it also means extra sleep. Keep in mind many electronic devices automatically adjust when DST begins or ends.

When you do change your clocks this weekend, the Forsyth County Fire Department reminds you that it is also a good time to change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries and check to make sure the devices are in working order.

“Replacing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors takes only a few minutes and could prove to be life-saving,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.

In addition to replacing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every six months, the FCFD also recommends testing the detectors at least once a month. The units themselves should be replaced every eight to 10 years.

Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home and near each bedroom, and they should be kept clean and free of dust.

The Fire Department’s Public Safety Education Division also provides battery-powered smoke detectors free of charge for senior citizens and residents in need.

To receive more details about this program, call 770-205-5699.

DST begins again on March 10, 2013.

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