Clocks Should be Set One Hour Forward
The Maryland State Fire Marshal, headquartered in Pikesville, urges residents to change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when setting clocks one hour forward for daylight saving time.
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11.
So, when you set all your clocks forward one hour tonight, Saturday, the State Fire Marshal urges you to perform another life-saving task: Change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
Also, avoid injury or death in your home by reviewing or creating a home escape plan that includes at least two different escape routes. Practice the plan to teach children what to do when they hear one of the alarms go off, said State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard.
For more information on fire and life safety, visit firemarshal.state.md.us.
The State Fire Marshal is headquartered in the State Police Headquarters in Pikesville.
Since President George W. Bush signed into law a new energy policy bill in 2007, daylight saving time begins the second Sunday of March every year. This extends daylight saving time by four weeks, according to NASA Eclipse Website.
Visit the site for more information on daylight saving time—known as "summertime" by the European Union. For example, did you know that by passing a law, states can opt out of participating in daylight saving time?