It’s that time to fall back

November 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm by under Weather

Daylight Savings Time ends tonight at 2 a.m. Make sure to set your clocks back one hour before you head to bed and enjoy an extra hour’s sleep!

Smoke detector installation

The Austin Fire Department also urges everyone to check and change their smoke alarm batteries

AUSTIN, TXOn Sunday, November 4, 2012, Austinites will “fall back” with the end of Daylight Savings Time, moving their clocks back one hour until the spring. According to the Austin Fire Department (AFD), this event is an excellent opportunity to remind folks to also check—and, if necessary, change—the batteries in their smoke alarms. The number one reason that lives are saved in a fire is the presence of a working smoke alarm.

“A working smoke alarm is the simplest, cheapest life insurance you can buy,” said AFD Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr. “It only takes a few minutes to check and change the batteries, but it could save your life.”

The Austin Fire Department was founded on September 25, 1857 and is now one of the 20 largest departments in the country, with 44 fire stations located throughout the city and more than 1,100 employees. For more information about life-saving fire prevention, please visit www.austinfiredepartment.org.

If you don’t have a fire alarm  and can’t afford one, AFD has a program to help.

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