Changing your clocks as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end serves as a reminder to all residents to test, inspect and replace batteries and broken or expired smoke and CO alarms in their homes.
Smoke alarms have a life span of 10 years before they need to be replaced. According to National Fire Protection Association reports, replacing alarms that have missing batteries or are either expired or broken with new 10-year sealed detectors will help reduce residential fire deaths across the state.
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2023,
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal News Release, which includes tips to help prepare a home fire escape plan, is available via the following link (November 2, 2023)