Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted at 10:12 a.m.

Twice a year, we either turn our clocks back or move them forward to begin or end Daylight Saving Time (DST). And this weekend is no different.

Overnight tonight — actually 2 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, March 10 — it’s time to move our clocks forward one hour from 2 a.m. standard time to 3 a.m. DST.

Here are two things we’re encouraging before you go to bed tonight to make sure you’re prepared for any possible emergency:

  • Change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
  • Check your emergency supply kits (both in the home and vehicles) to make sure they’re fully stocked. If not, make a quick list of what you’ll need to do to get them ready.

For years, fire officials have encouraged changing the batteries in your smoke alarms every six months, and what better reminder than Daylight Saving Time. Since it only takes a couple of minutes…

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