FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): With daylight saving time beginning this Sunday at 2:00 a.m., leaders with the Fort Wayne Fire Department urge residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors when they set their clocks forward one hour.
Assistant Chief Jim Murua, Fire Marshal of the Fort Wayne Fire Department says, “Daylight saving time is a date and time twice a year that we all remember. As we go through our homes and change the clocks we should also make this the time to replace the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The chance of surviving a fire significantly increases when you have a working smoke alarm.”
Murua also suggests in addition to replacing the batteries you should also prepare and practice a family fire escape plan.
Meanwhile, if you bummed about losing an hour of sleep, don’t worry, you'll get that hour back on November 2nd.