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Daylight Saving Time Ends on November 6!

Nov 02, 2016

At 2 am on November 6, 2016, Daylight Saving Time ends! Make sure to turn your clocks BACK one hour before you go to sleep.

Delta Fire & Emergency Services also reminds you to use this opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. They also recommend that the alarm batteries are changed a minimum of twice a year (when the clocks change in spring and fall) and that alarms are tested monthly. 

Furthermore, the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommend that smoke alarms be replaced every ten years while carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 7 years. Reminding each other to do these checks is a fantastic way of preventing fire-related emergencies. 

With the darkness coming earlier, make sure to keep yourself as visible as possible when out at night! Here are some excellent tips to stand out amidst the darkness: 

  1. Wearing bright gear is always a good way to get attention from cars.

    Prove that the 80s never ended with an assortment of neon clothing. Brightly coloured or white clothing are effective too, just not nearly as fun.

  2. Adding reflective tape to shoes is helpful because most car headlights are pointed downwards.

    Having reflective surfaces on your moving parts (wrists, ankles, feet,etc.) also draws driver’s attention towards them, making you hard to miss

  3. Flashy, in this case, is always better.

    Illuminate your way with handheld flashlights or headlamps.

Whether you are out biking, running, or walking, there’s always a need to make yourself visible to drivers, cyclists, and other pedestrians. Take back the night this Autumn/Winter while staying as safe as possible.