Saturday, November 3, 2012
Saturday reflects the 26th annual Smoke Detector Day held in the Eureka Fire Protection District. Look at how many alarms and batteries have been donated and installed in homes since the initiative was started.
Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters will visit a specific area of the district Saturday, Nov. 3, to check smoke detectors. This event is done twice each year to concede with daylight saving time, said Deputy Chief Randy Gabel. Firefighters and team members will go door-to door on Jim Weber Road and roads located off of that area this year to ask homeowners if their smoke detectors are working. Firefighters will ask to come in and inspect the smoke detectors, said Gabel. "If a new battery is needed, one will be installed. If the home does not have a working smoke detector, a new one will be installed for free," he said. "To date we have visited over 2862 homes, installed 429 smoke alarms and given out 888 batteries." The smoke …
Friday, November 2, 2012
These dark mornings have you wondering: When does Daylight Saving Time end?
Early morning commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. It had begun March 11 this year. Remember, you’ll "fall back" and set your clocks back one hour. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends. When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure devices are in working order. Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time. It begins again on March 10, 2013.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday at 2 a.m.
It’s time to spring ahead again! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m., so don’t forget to set clocks ahead one hour. It’s the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring! Did you know? Do you think Daylight Saving Time is still necessary?