Saturday: Time To Move Clocks Ahead, Check Alarms

Saturday: Time To Move Clocks Ahead, Check Alarms

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It's time to move your clocks one hour ahead - daylight savings time officially begins at 2 AM Sunday.

It's also time to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector.

Firefighters recommend that you replace the batteries of older detectors and to test them every six months - and an optimal time to do that is when you are springing your clocks ahead.

"Make sure you have detectors in your home,"said Matt Timerman, Battalion Chief, Watertown Fire Department. "Make sure that they have batteries and if they are the kind of detector that annoys you and goes off when you use a toaster and times when there aren't smoke, it's time to replace it."

By 2019, all smoke alarms batteries sold in New York state will be required to last for 10 years.

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