On Sunday, November 6th at 2 AM, we head right back into Standard Time. That means we will travel back in time by one hour and get a chance to sleep in!
This is also the time of year when fire officials encourage homeowners to change the batteries in both their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in their homes. They say working smoke alarms and CO detectors double a family’s chance of surviving a home fire or unsafe carbon monoxide levels.
Maryland’s new smoke alarm law in 2013 requires the replacement of all BATTERY-ONLY operated smoke alarms with units powered by sealed-in, 10-year long-life batteries. Remember all smoke alarms have expiration dates. Both hard-wired and battery-operated smoke alarms need to be replaced every ten years. If your smoke alarm has not been replaced since 2006, it’s time!
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said this is also the perfect time to go over your family’s escape plan in the event of a fire.