(WANE) It is nearly time to move your clocks forward an hour for daylight saving time. Sunday at 2 a.m., Hoosiers will lose one hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of daylight daily throughout the summer.
The beginning and ending of daylight saving time also serves as a reminder from the Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) to change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
According to FWFD, there are more than 70 percent of fatal fires throughout the nation that could be prevented if working smoke detectors were in place.
“Daylight saving time is a date and time twice a year that we all remember. As we go through our homes and change the clocks, we should also make this the time to replace the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The chance of surviving a fire significantly increases when you have a working smoke alarm,” Assistant Chief Jim Murua, Fire Marshal of the Fort Wayne Fire Department said in a statement.
Murua also suggests preparing and practicing a family fire escape plan.
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Daylight saving time ends on Nov. 1, 2015. Most of the U.S. observes daylight saving time. Exceptions include Arizona, Hawaii, territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.