My favorite night of the year is the night we "fall back." When daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2016, we set our clocks back one hour and therefore gain an extra hour of sleep. Some people will choose to be more productive during that extra hour, not me, I'll be snoozing.

Before you go to bed Saturday night, November 5, 2016, turn your clock back one hour. Technically, the time change happens at 2:00 AM Sunday morning, November 6, 2016.

With that extra hour comes an earlier sunrise and unfortunately, and earlier sunset. Sunrise on Sunday morning will be 7:10 AM and sunset will be 5:11 PM.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue have an important reminder:  Change Your Clock Change Your Battery.  Remind family and friends to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries and make a positive change in our community.

“Eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms. It’s a tragic statistic that could be reduced by adopting the simple habit of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program,” says Fire Marshal Dean Lanier.

Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms, and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries.


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