Daylight Saving Time Begins this Weekend

Posted at 1:30 p.m.

Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow morning, Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m. Remember the old saying, “Spring forward, Fall back.”

Be sure to turn your clocks forward one hour before going to bed tonight — unless you like waking up at precisely 2 a.m. — so you won’t be running late all day Sunday.

Daylight Saving Time is the time to change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and restock your emergency supply kit.

Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries and Check Your Emergency Supply Kits Too

For years, firefighters and safety professionals have asked us to change smoke alarm batteries throughout our homes twice a year, and the beginning (and end) of Daylight Saving Time is a great reminder to change those batteries as we change the time on our clocks ahead one hour.

And according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the March ritual of making homes safer from fire is also a great opportunity to review our disaster response plans and restock those emergency supply kits we have in our homes, vehicles and offices.

Now we’re not saying you have to change your batteries and restock your emergency kits at 2 a.m. tomorrow — but please use Daylight Saving Time as a trigger to help you remember to do these important life-safety tasks before the weekend is over.

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One response to “Daylight Saving Time Begins this Weekend”

  1. homefreedomunlimited says :

    This is also an opportunity for family emergency/disaster practice/review (local & long distance contacts phone party) and kit supplies recycling, especially meds, batteries, & shelf-life consumables (Icelandic Thorrablot) during a porch or church picnic on oldest emergency food & supplies to be replaced as part of maintenance, by fresh supplies.