Check your smoke alarm batteries during Daylight Saving Time

RAPID CITY S.D. – It’s that time of the year once again where we turn our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time.

At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, Daylight Saving Time begins, meaning that we all lose an hour of sleep. But on the plus side, our days are a little longer as we slowly approach the summer months.

According to Richard Smith, the Executive Director for the American Red Cross for South Dakota, Daylight Saving Time is also a good reminder to go through your house and check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

“One of the other important things we want to remind people is at this time, it’s a pretty simple just walk along and check your smoke detectors tonight before you go to bed,” Smith said. “Just push the button and make sure they’re working. If they’re not, contact the Red Cross and we’ll come in and install free smoke alarms for you.”

If you need a new smoke alarm, click here.

Categories: Local News, South Dakota News