That extra hour of sleep that everyone has been wanting will actually happen this Saturday night when the clocks “fall back” one hour as daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 3.
2 a.m. will become 1 a.m. and most of us will snooze right through it!
Most fire/EMS departments are asking all residents to use the end of daylight savings time to check the smoke alarms in their homes and businesses. Most of them have a test button so all it takes is a minute to see if it is working. Many smoke alarms are wired in to the electrical system, but many of them are battery operated, so this Saturday is a good time to replace the batteries so that the smoke alarm is fresh and ready to go for the winter season.
Don’t have a smoke alarm in your house? Come by the Douglas County Fire/EMS Headquarters in the Blake Gammill Building at 6856 Broad Street (Bankhead Highway) and pick one up free of charge if you need one and cannot afford one (qualification required).
We want you to be safe - and get an extra hour of sleep this weekend!