Fire Departments remind you to set your clocks and check your alarms

frederick county fire marshal's office

Fire Departments across the region are reminding citizens that we set our clocks ahead an hour this Sat. Mar. 11 Sun. morning Mar. 12.

As they so often do Fire Departments are also reminding us it is a good time to check your smoke alarms as well.

Winchester Fire and Rescue announced for instance that It is also a good idea to not just replace batteries but check the age on your smoke alarm as well.

If the alarm is over 10 years old it is a good and safer idea to upgrade to a new model.

Call your local Fire Department to find out the latest information on smoke alarms and in some cases get a free smoke alarm.

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U.S. Senate pass permanent daylight savings time bill

ABC News reports that the U.S. Senate passed a bill to make daylight saving time the new permanent standard time starting in 2023.

The bill still has to go to the house of representatives and be signed by the president.

An attempt to do the same was done in 1973 but under daylight saving time the sun rises as late as 8:30 a.m. in January and February.

The attempt in the 70’s fell out of favor in just one season.

However under standard time the latest the sun will rise is 7:30 a.m. in the winter. 

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