Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Change your smoke alarm batteries while you "spring forward" this weekend

Daylight Savings Time 2014 begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9th

To kick off Daylight Savings Time, clocks “spring forward” at 2am Sunday morning. Before everyone goes to bed, they'll change all of the clocks throughout their homes to reflect the time change. This also is a good time to change the batteries in all of your home's smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke alarms should be done at least once a year, but changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder. In addition, smoke alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away. Please feel free to call Beachwood Fire Department with any questions you might have at 216-292-1965.