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Time Change and Smoke Alarms

Two things you’re reminded to do twice a year. Not only do you need to set your clocks ahead one our before you go to bed tomorrow night, but check those smoke detectors while you’re at it.
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CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant says fire departments have been sending that message for decades, to try to get people to associate checking their smoke alarms with the time change. They may not have to do that much longer, though. Smoke alarms these days are coming with longer-life batteries.
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Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, but two-thirds of home fire deaths result from the alarms not working. Daylight Saving Time officially begins Sunday at 2am.

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