Check Your Smoke Alarms While Changing Your Clocks

The Victoria Fire Department reminds residents to change household smoke alarm batteries this weekend when Daylight Saving Time ends. Clocks in North America “fall back” one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

Consider your household smoke alarm to be the most important clock that needs to be changed.

Residents should test smoke alarms once a month, replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old, and change smoke alarm batteries routinely in the spring and fall when clocks are changed.