INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Officials in Indiana say the switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time is a great time to check that your smoke detectors are working properly.
According to the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office, when you change your clock back to Standard Time, you should also change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
"The annual change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time is a good reminder to make sure your smoke alarms are working and have new batteries," said Indiana State Fire Marshal James Greeson. "So far this year, there have been 65 fire fatalities in Indiana and the majority of those occurred in homes with no working smoke alarm. There's no question that working smoke alarms save lives."
All Hoosier homes should have at least one working smoke detector.
The Speedway Fire Department announced Friday they are offering free smoke detectors and installation to residents in the Town of Speedway.
Remember, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3, at 2 a.m. when clocks should be set back one hour.
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Three fires sent three different families out into the cold overnight.
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