Blue Township Fire Chief, Eric Ward, says residents should take this time to not only change clocks, but also change smoke detector batteries.
“Smoke detector batteries should be replaced every six months,” Ward says. “(Daylight Savings) makes a logical time to remember to do them.”
Even if you have a hardwired smoke detector, there is a battery back up in the event of a power loss, Ward adds. Daylight Savings begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, causing us to lose an hour.