Saturday, March 9, 2013
We lose an hour tomorrow thanks to daylight saving
Tonight is the night we set our clocks ahead an hour for daylight saving time. The change technically takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday, but for most of us, it means changing clocks before bed tonight -- and losing an hour of sleep. Fire Chief Jeff Branic also has an important reminder for Strongsville residents: When you change your clocks, also change the batteries in your smoke detectors. In 2011, there were nearly 3,005 fire deaths in the United States, about about 84 percent of those people died in their own homes. In you can't afford a detector, contact Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services Department, Office of Fire Prevention at 440-580-3225 for help. "Remember," Branic said. "A working smoke detector can save your life before …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m.
We lose an hour tonight as we set out clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time. That means it's also time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, the Strongsville Fire Department says. You should have a smoke detector inside each sleeping area and on each level of the home, including the basement. Only functioning smoke detectors can protect you, so never “borrow” a battery for another use. In 2008, there were nearly 3,650 fire deaths in the United States, and 72 percent of those people died in their own homes. Smoke detectors cut your risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half. Also, if your detector is more than 10 years old, think about replacing it with a combination of both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms. If you …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
And change the batteries in your smoke detectors while you're at it
Go ahead and grab an extra hour of sleep tonight -- there's an extra hour in the day tomorrow. This is the night we "fall back" from Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed tonight. And remember to change the batteries in your smoke detector. The Strongsville Fire Department wants everyone to get into the habit of replacing the batteries when they change their clocks.