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Preparing to spring ahead

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We spring ahead this weekend, 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 11, to be exact.

Many area emergency services are encouraging people to change their batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks to Daylight Savings Time.

They also say smoke alarms should be on every level in your home. If you want to make sure you are extra protected, install them inside and outside of sleeping areas. Also check your smoke alarms monthly. If the battery begins to "chirp" replace the battery immediately. 

Having a working smoke alarm in your home can decrease your risk of dying by nearly 50 percent. 

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