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Don’t forget to set your clock back for Daylight Savings

It’s that time of year again when clocks across the U.S. are set back one hour, marking the end of daylight savings and the beginning of heading home from work in the dark.

The American Red Cross is reminding remind folks to set their clocks back (unless, of course, a person lives in Hawaii, Arizona or Gwam) and to take the opportunity to test the batteries in their smoke detectors at home.

“Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” Trevor Riggen, regional CEO of American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region, said in a statement.

The Red Cross suggests to press the button on all of the smoke detectors in a home to make sure the batteries are working. Additionally, they recommend having smoke detectors on every floor, as well as outside and inside each bedroom.

They also urge people to be aware of their fire escape plans, keep an emergency bag on hand and download the Red Cross Emergency App.

Daylight savings time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

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