Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

The first Sunday in November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. It's also the time to change the battery in your smoke detector.

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center and Sussex County Emergency Medical Services join Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for the 30th annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® campaign, to remind the public to test and change the batteries in their home smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This simple step could save you and your loved ones' lives.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, remember to test and change your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when the United States falls back from Daylight Saving Time. Families also are encouraged to use the extra hour “gained” from the end of Daylight Saving Time to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.

If you need a smoke detector in your home, Delaware fire companies participate in the Wake Up, Delaware! campaign, which offers free smoke detectors and batteries to any family. For more information, contact your local fire company or visit http://www.dvfassn.com/wakeupdelaware.cfm.