News Alert: San Bernardino County, CA: Daylight Saving Time begins early morning Sunday so set clocks forward an hour, and change all smoke and carbon dioxide alarms batteries.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Sources: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, National Fire Protection Association and Ready.gov (Information):

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San Bernardino County, California: Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th, 2021.

Picture: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Courtesy):

This means that residents of San Bernardino County, California, including in the Colorado River desert community of Needles, California, you will need to set clocks forward an hour.

If you’re travel from San Bernardino County, California into either Nevada and Arizona, people in Nevada will be setting clocks forward an hour but people in Arizona will not have to set their clocks.

Daylight Saving Time will last until Sunday, November 6th, 2022.

Video: San Bernardino County Fire District (Courtesy):

As we change our clocks overnight, the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District want everybody to please take a few minutes to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, while phones, computers, and tablets may change themselves, it’s up to you to keep yourself and your family safe by changing your smoke alarm batteries.

Working smoke alarms save lives, that tell-tale beeping can get everyone out safely and avoid tragedy.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This is especially important if someone in your home smokes. Fires caused by smoking materials like cigarettes are the leading cause of fire-related deaths.

An alarm should be installed on every floor of your home, in every bedroom, and outside of all sleeping areas.

*** Tips For Installing Smoke Alarms: ***

  • Best place to mount your smoke alarm is on the ceiling
  • Keep smoke alarms at least 4-6 inches away from the nearest wall
  • Always test your newly installed smoke alarm
  • If you cannot mount the alarm on the ceiling, install it high on the wall 4-12 inches from the ceiling.

It’s simple: the more alarms you have, the greater your chances are of surviving a fire. Don’t skimp on smoke alarms around the home! However, just installing a smoke alarm is NOT enough. It needs to be tested monthly and the batteries changed every year. You should also replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.

As well as working smoke alarms, every household should have an evacuation plan. Practice it! Make sure everyone knows how to get out and where to meet. Never go back inside a burning building! If someone is missing, inform the dispatcher when you call 911. Firefighters have the proper training to perform rescues.

A working smoke alarm can decrease a family’s risk of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent.

Batteries from household smoke alarms may be recycled at your nearest household hazardous waste recycling facility.

*** For more fire safety information and tips or to find household hazardous waste locations, please visit the following San Bernardino County Fire Protection District’s website: ***

https://sbcfire.org/

Have a good extra night of sleep everybody.

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