Prepare to ‘Fall Back': Daylight Saving Time Ends Soon
That most dreaded time of year is almost here. We're about to loose that extra hour of sunlight (and sleep) as we set the clocks to 'fall back'.
This Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 2:00 am, it'll be time to set those clocks back an hour. This is also an excellent time to check things in the home, like smoke detectors (and not just the batteries, often the entire unit needs to be replaced), fire extinguishers and even replacing light bulbs.
Also, it's a good time to review (or in some cases, create) a family emergency plan. Good items to have on it are:
- Emergency Contact Information
- Emergency Numbers (Fire, Police, Ambulance, Family Doctor)
- First Aid Kit Locations
- Where To Meet In The Event of An Emergency
- Plans For Pets
Daylight Saving Time will resume on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 2:00 am. If you have trouble remembering which way the clocks go (forward or back), always remember "spring forward" and "fall back".