Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back

Daylight saving time coming to an end this weekend

It's time to make like Cher and turn back time. When DST ends in the fall, the clocks "fall" behind, so you gain an hour.

Fire officials said having a working smoke detector increases survival rates during a fire by 50 percent.

The NFPA reports that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

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The debate over daylight saving time and its colder, darker opposite may not be as old as time itself, but it sure feels that way. Many people mistakenly believe they will either see the flames or smell the smoke when a fire breaks out, but most fire fatalities happen while families are asleep. FASNY also encourages New Yorkers to install 10-year smoke alarms, which can not be easily disabled. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

To help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones, it is recommended that you replace the batteries twice a year in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Removable batteries should be replaced, and sealed-in batteries should be checked to confirm they are functioning.

Devise a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room and a common meeting place.

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