It is almost time to adjust clocks and replace smoke alarm batteries for daylight saving time

Raleigh County

As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, the clocks will be set back an hour Sunday Morning at 2 AM.

While many devices will need their clocks to be manually switched this weekend, it is also a good time to replace batteries in smoke detectors and other warning devices.

Lieutenant Chris Lanna of the Beckley Fire Department said it is important to keep fresh batteries in smoke detectors.

“A lot of newer construction homes have powered smoke detectors that may have a battery backup in them, but it’s kind of an out of site, out of mind thing” Lanna said. “They’re going to function all the time until that battery goes dead.”

Elderly or disabled people can make an appointment to get their smoke detector batteries changed for free by the Beckley Fire Department.

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