Routine Safety Tips For the End of Daylight Savings Time

As Daylight Saving Time ends, it’s an important moment to remind your community about doing their routine safety checks. Share these new graphics from the Help Center on Neighbors to get them started.

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End of Daylight Savings Checklist



Sample message:

"[Agency Name] reminds you that daylight savings ends this Sunday, November 7th at 2am. When the clocks change, it's a good reminder to check on various household items to help keep you and your home safe."

Source: Reliance Home Comfort

Smoke Alarm Safety



Sample message:

"This is a reminder from [Agency Name] to check your smoke alarms when you change the clock.
​Remember, smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective to up to 10 years. If the alarm beeps, warning that the battery is low, replace the smoke alarm right away.

Source: International Association of Fire Fighters

Test Your Smoke Alarms



Sample message:

"As people turn their clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, [Agency Name] asks everyone to also test their smoke alarms. The threat of home fires — which are most often caused by cooking and heating equipment — increases with the holidays and cold weather."

Source: American Red Cross

Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning



Sample message:

"As the clocks turn back, it's a good reminder to test your carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

CO poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning and other illnesses. Some symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness or headaches. High levels of CO can be fatal, causing death within minutes.

A person can be poisoned by a small amount of CO over a longer period of time or by a large amount of CO over a shorter amount of time."

Source: National Fire Protection Association


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