July 31, 2014

Remember to spring forward

Your weekend will be one hour shorter than normal, as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. So, don’t forget to move the clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

In recent years, fire departments have used the time change to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors. Now, Wisconsin emergency management officials urge you to also consider updating other emergency devices as well.

When you change your clocks, officials say you should also buy carbon monoxide detectors, pick up a working weather radio, and create a home emergency kit with flashlights, radios, first aid supplies, and enough food for three days.