Daylight Saving Time this Weekend
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Saturday night folks need to set their clocks back one hour when they go to bed for Daylight Saving Time. Officials also say this is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Grand Junction Fire Department says it's best to change the batteries once a year and to test the devices every six months. As residents begin to fire up furnaces once again, it's important to make sure smoke detectors are fully functioning.
Public information officer for the fire department, Mike Page, said, "Statistically quite a number of those are not functioning because they don't have batteries that work. And so, it's just a great reminder for everybody."
Officials also say it's a good time to go over your families emergency plans, making sure each member knows what do if a fire or any other type of disaster happens in the home.