Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Steps for a Smart “Fall Back” into Fall
By Mark Askelson firstname.lastname@example.org (10/30/20)
Ada, MN — On Sunday, November 1, Daylight Saving Time ends, and we set our clocks back an hour. Take advantage of extra sleep then take a few simple steps to ensure you, your family and your home stay safe into the colder months ahead.
First off, Lake Park Fire Chief Dave Coufal recommends you test your smoke detectors and change the batteries.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for testing the equipment to ensure it is functioning appropriately. Invest in new detectors if they’re near or past the manufacturer’s recommended replacement age.
On top of that, if those smoke detectors go off, Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry says you need to trust them and get out of the home as soon as possible.
You can also use this time to update your family’s emergency plan. Make sure each family member knows how they will receive emergency alerts and warnings and how to stay in touch with each other if something happens and you’re not together.
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, also recommends that you ready your home for winter and verify your insurance coverages adequately protect your property.
For more emergency preparedness information and tips, visit Ready.gov.