POSTED: Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 7:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:01pm
TYLER - It's that time of the year again to change the time on all of your clocks.
Daylight Saving Time will return to most of the country starting at 2 a.m. local time Sunday morning.
So it's time to "spring forward" and move all of your clocks and watches ahead by one hour.
Standard Time will return on November 1st.
While we spring our clocks forward, local firefighters want to remind you that this is a perfect opportunity to check some life-saving devices inside your home.
Local firefighters say tonight while you're running around your house resetting all of your clocks, you may want to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well.
Tyler fire investigator, Paul Findley, says even if the batteries aren't dead its better to change them out so you'll be safe rather than sorry.
Changing the batteries could potentially save your loved ones from a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Fire departments across the country reported an estimated annual average of more than 2,700 deaths from house fires between 2003 and 2005.
Mr. Findley says ninety-percent of homes in the U.S. have smoke detectors, but only a third of them actually work.
So to make sure you're not a statistic, make sure you take a little time to change those batteries.