Archive for Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Time approaches to change clocks

October 25, 2000

Its that time of year again. You know the drill: Spring forward, fall back.

Its autumn, so its time again to turn back clocks. The official expiration of daylight-saving time is 2 a.m. this Sunday.

As part of the annual ritual, the International Association of Fire Chiefs urges people to check smoke detector batteries when they change their clocks. Statistics provided by the group show that although 94 percent of American homes have smoke detectors, 20 percent do not work because of missing or dead batteries. In the United States, about 84 percent of fire deaths occur in homes where smoke detectors are not working.

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