ATLANTA (WAOK) –  People around the U.S. will be turning their clocks back an hour when Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday.

Bill Metcalf with the International Association of Fire Chiefs says that’s the time to take the potentially lifesaving step of putting fresh batteries in your home’s smoke alarms.

The association has been partnering with the Energizer battery company for 25 years to promote the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program.

That’s because about 65-percent of home fire deaths in the U.S. happen because of smoke alarms that have dead batteries.

Metcalf says the end of Daylight Saving Time also is a good time to replace the batteries in your home’s carbon monoxide detectors.

More tips on fire safety and prevention can be found on the Energizer Bunny’s Facebook page.


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