Daylight savings time ends, again: Set your clock, change your batteries

On Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time ends and we “fall back” one hour.

As you set your clocks back, the Snoqualmie Fire Department urges you to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. These devices are the most important means of preventing house- and apartment-fire fatalities and carbon monoxide poisoning.

The minutes required to maintain them can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to new batteries, fire detectors should be tested each month and replaced every 10 years. Resources for fire prevention and awareness are on the Snoqualmie Fire Department “Education and Preparedness” Web page at


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