Change your clock, change your battery and sleep in for an hour?

 Daylight Savings Time for 2009 ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

That means you set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Saturday and get to sleep in an hour on Sunday.

Daylight Savings time will resume on March 14, 2010.

Firefighters advise people to use the time change as a time to review fire safety procedures and put fresh batteries in your smoke detectors.

Here are a few tips from CalFire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection:

•Test smoke alarms once a month

•Replace batteries in all smoke alarms twice a year

•Never remove the batteries from smoke alarms, not even temporarily

•Regularly vacuum or dust smoke alarms to keep them working properly

•Replace smoke alarms every 10 years

•Don’t paint over smoke alarms

•Practice family fire drills so everyone knows what to do if the smoke alarm goes off .


Smoke Alarms Save Lives Fact Sheet
Change Your Clocks & Check Your Smoke Alarm Fact Sheet

Find more information visit the CAL FIRE Web site at