Daylight Saving Time changes clocks, urges residents to check emergency preparedness

It’s time to spring forward.


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Gage Goulding, News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP — At 2 a.m. Sunday morning clocks will skip forward an hour with Daylight Saving Time.

While changing clocks around the world is the big focus of Daylight Saving Time, it is also a time to check up on your homes emergency preparedness.

Allegheny County emergency services chief Matthew J. Brown says that when the clocks change, it’s also a good time to review the safety of your home.

Brown urges the Pittsburgh community to install new smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors and change the batteries in old ones. It is also helpful to make and practice an excape plan as well as have an emergency kit on hand.

According to authorities, working alarms are critical in keeping families safe. Officials say that nearly three out of five home fire deaths occur in properties with no smoke alarms or where alarms failed to operate.

Carbon-monoxide alarms are also important, according to a statement from Allegheny County. Inhalation of carbon-monoxide is the nations second-leading cause of death via unintentional posisoning, said officials.

For more ways to help prepare your house and family for an emergency, visit the Allegheny County website.