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Spring Forward, Change Smoke Detectors

The time change will take place at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, and Patch urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they spring forward.

The time change will take place at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Do you have enough smoke detectors in your home or business? The Dix Hills Fire Department and Melville Fire Department each has a page on their respective websites dedicated to smoke detectors.

From the DHFD: "Although we like to feel safe at home, about two-thirds of our nation's fire deaths happen in the victim's own home. The home is where we are at the greatest risk and where we must take the most precautions. Most deaths occur from inhaling smoke or poisonous gases, not from the flames."

LINANA March 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM
And this is appropriate news for MONDAY morning when the time change was SUNDAY morning???? DUHHHHHHHH!!!!
Ryan Bonner March 11, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Linana, this story was published on Friday evening.
LINANA March 11, 2013 at 01:27 PM
You are absolutely right--I finally read it this morning. Sorry!!!

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