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Standard Time officially returns this weekend at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, and citizens are reminded to move their clocks back one hour.
In a continuous effort to ensure public health, safety and welfare, Pinellas County is advising residents to also use this time to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It may be time to replace the batteries in these devices with fresh ones or replace the devices altogether if one or both are no longer working properly.
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give early warning so residents can get outside quickly if needed.
The National Fire Protection Association provides these important safety tips:
Standard Time will continue until Sunday, March 11, when clocks are set forward an hour and the nation returns to Daylight Saving Time again.