BRFD says change your detector batteries as we turn back the clocks this weekend

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It’s that time of year again!

Daylight Saving Time is ending and that means one more hour of sleep this weekend.

It is also a good time to check your smoke detectors. The Baton Rouge Police Department is stressing the importance of changing batteries in your smoke detector below:

The Baton Rouge Fire Department would like to remind you that it is time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Over the weekend we all turn our clocks back. It is always a good practice to replace the batteries in your smoke detector at this time. If there is a fire in your home, a working smoke detector can increase your chance of survival by more than 50%. Please take the time to inspect your smoke detectors.

On Sunday, November 7, everyone will “Fall Back” an hour.

Specifically, at 2.a.m, clocks will need to be turned back one hour.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, daylight saving time was established through the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

USDOT says, “the Uniform Time Act of 1966 establishes a system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the Nation and its possessions, and provides that either Congress or the Secretary of Transportation can change a time-zone boundary.”

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