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Change your clock, change your battery

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. onSunday, March 10. Clocks should be set ahead one hour. The Oak Park Fire Department recommends using the time switch as a reminder to test and replace the batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that use alkaline batteries. Better yet, consider changing your alarms to one of the newer devices, which have both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in one device. These devices also contain a sealed 10-year battery, which costs a bit more up front but actually saves money over the life of the alarm by eliminating battery replacement. For more information about fire safety, visit