Daylight Savings is a Time to Check Smoke Detectors

Tomorrow(3-11-12) morning marks the start of Daylight Savings time as millions of Americans will be setting their clocks ahead one hour.

But it's also an important time to check the batteries in your smoke detector. Fire Officials say a properly working smoke detector can play a critical role in helping alert people of a fire and help save lives.

"They're very cheap first of all, so everyone should have one. We recommend you have one inside as well as outside every room and on every level of the house," says Lt Christopher Meeks of the Tallahassee Fire Department.

Meek says the fire department also conducts in home checks of smoke detectors. Anyone interested can call 891-6600. The service is free.


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  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Mar 11, 2012 at 01:56 PM
    DST will still be in effect for Halloween and for FSU's 2012 Homecoming. Sunrise on Oct 31 is at 7:51 AM and sunset is at 6:50 PM.
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Mar 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    @Fake Gerry All kidding aside, how do you explain somebody of your obvious talent still working in the mailroom and reading posts from the likes of God Bless America? Hardy har har. Hardy har har.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 01:09 PM in reply to Gerry
      All jobs are honorable unless one is the ruling elitists in Washington. Shame on your lack of humility.
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      by G on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:50 PM in reply to Gerry
      Wow that three year old has you paranoid. Maybe he is not in the mail room but in the black helicopter circling your house. HAHAHAHAHAHA
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Mar 11, 2012 at 05:39 AM
    Smoke detecting aside, Daylight Savings Time is a hare-brained idea. A 24 hour period has the same amount of light and heat whether you change your clocks 0 hours, 1 hour, or 12 hours. I am looking forward to many days when it will be 95 degrees and still light at 8:30 PM.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 06:17 AM in reply to Gerry
      But you will not have to use lights as often in the summer to light the baseball fields.
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        by Gerry on Mar 11, 2012 at 08:07 AM in reply to
        Kids by and large don't go to school in the summer and can play organized baseball in the mornings, when lights aren't needed. It seems to me there will be a shifting of energy expense for cooling to homeowners from businesses, as more people will be at home in warmer hours and more people at work during cooler hours.
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          by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to Gerry
          parents work in the morning which is why games are at night.....unless obama wins again and then no one works
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          by Gerry on Mar 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to Gerry
          @ Anonymous I see that a lot of kids' baseball is over by the time school lets out. Daylight Saving Time lasts until November 4 this year. You're talking about almost 8 months of DST for something almost all kids stop by the time they're 13.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 06:53 AM in reply to Gerry
      yes but it evens out the climate with the southern hemispehere's weather and when the government makes seasonal adjustments and only counts parts of the minutes the keynesian math used falls apart as explained by any three year old
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        by Gerry on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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          by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:50 PM in reply to Gerry
          thats funny I dont care who you are
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