Time to “Fall Back” – Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend – meaning
we “fall back”, setting our clocks back an hour in the early morning hours of
Sunday. Safety experts say the time change is much more than making sure your
clocks are set on the correct time – it also includes making sure smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors are working properly, and checking supplies in
emergency kits.

Officials with ReadyWisconsin say smoke detectors should be
tested regularly, and replaced every 10 years. It’s also suggested that people
have their furnace or wood-burning stove checked to make sure its in good
working order and vents properly. Carbon Monoxide detectors should also be checked
regularly and replaced every five years. Homeowners should also make sure they
have emergency kits stocked and ready for both their home and car. Those kits
should include batteries, first aid supplies and food and other items like
blankets and warm clothes should the power go out or you become stranded in the

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM Sunday.