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Time to Spring Forward

Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. In the U.S., 2:00 a.m. was originally chosen as the changeover time because it was practical and minimized disruption. Most people were at home and this was the time when the fewest trains were running. It is late enough to minimally affect bars and restaurants, and it prevents the day from switching to yesterday, which would be confusing. It is early enough that the entire continental U.S. switches by daybreak, and the changeover occurs before most early shift workers and early churchgoers are affected. And fun fact day light saving time is not observed n Hawaii or Arizona.

Nevada County Consolidate fire captain Kevin Menet reminds you to check the batteries in the your smoke detector while you are resetting those clocks

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And don’t forget about the Carbon Monoxide detectors too.

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More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries.

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