Don’t forget to ‘spring forward’ for Daylight Saving Time

Adjust your clocks Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. At that time, we “spring forward” one hour.

What is Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight: moving the clocks forward one hour in the spring grants us more daylight during summer evenings, while moving clocks back one hour in the fall grants us more daylight during winter mornings.

When is Daylight Saving Time this year? When does the time change?
Daylight Saving Time always begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November. To remember which way to set their clocks, folks often use the expression, “spring forward, fall back.”

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13, 2022. Most people set their clocks forward one hour when they go to bed on Saturday night (losing one hour) to “spring forward/”

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022.

Red Cross reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms
As daylight saving time begins this weekend, the American Red Cross reminds residents to check and replace smoke alarm batteries to help protect against home fires. But what if you don’t have a working smoke alarm? The Red Cross can help.

Residents may be able to get a free smoke alarm and installation service during the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. During your installation visit, Red Cross volunteers can also help customize evacuation plans and share education information.

To request a free smoke alarm installation: Contact the Red Cross at (775) 954-1185 and leave your name, address, zip code, and phone number.

A working smoke alarm can be key to saving lives. Consider these four important facts

  • On average, seven people die every day from a home fire;
  • You have two minutes to escape a burning house;
  • Three of every five home fire deaths happen in homes with either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms; and
  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of death from fire in half.

Even if your home already has working smoke alarms, remember to also practice your fire escape plan with family members twice a year. Your plan should include a designated meeting spot at a safe distance from the fire and two ways to escape every room.

For more information and tips on preventing home fires, visit redcross.org/firesafety.