Fire Officials Remind to Check Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

Turn and Test as Daylight Saving Time Ends

Before you go to sleep tonight, do not forget to turn back all your clocks as daylight saving time officially comes to an end.

At 2am on Sunday, daylight saving time (often referred to as daylight savings time) will come to an end, signaling it is time to fall back.

But officials recommended Daylight Saving Time ends only if the majority of other northeast states join in the idea.

By now, you have hopefully already turned your clocks back an hour.

AFD would also like to remind citizens that they have a program that provides free smoke alarms to low income families and elderly citizens who are buying or own their own home.




A working smoke alarm can double the chances of survival by increasing the amount of time a person has to escape a fire in their home.

IL law requires every household to have smoke alarms within 15 feet of every bedroom and at least one alarm on each floor of the home.

Take time for home fire safety; change your smoke alarm batteries.

Batteries are removed due to a "chirping sound", which actually indicates the battery needs to be replaced!

Replace the batteries at least once every year. If smoke alarms are 10 years old or more, they need to be replaced.

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