Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. This Saturday evening, as we “fall back,” move your clocks back 1 hour.

Daylight Saving Time, spring and fall, is a good bi-annual reminder to review your safety and preparedness plans. The Shelby County Office of Preparedness recommends the following:

Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Test them!

If you do not have a smoke detector and cannot afford one, contact your nearest fire station to apply for one.

Check the pressure gauge on your ABC fire extinguishers. If the needle does not register in the green, the extinguisher is over 10 years old, or it has been used, replace it.

Make sure you have 2 ways out of every room so you can exit quickly. Practice getting out!

Review your emergency plans with your family. Practice your plans! Don’t forget the pets!

Make sure you know how to shelter-in-place or evacuate at a moment’s notice.

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