Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. In California, we move clocks forward the first weekend of March and we fall back the first weekend of November. In 2020, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 AM, the official hour to set all of our clocks back to standard time. But most of us will probably “fall back” before we go to bed Saturday night. On the bright side, we gain an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night. But many of us miss not getting to see much daylight on weekdays until next spring.
With an extra hour on Sunday, the Fire Safe Council and County of San Diego reminds us it’s a good time for safety checks that could prove to be lifesaving. For instances, change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and check your emergency supplies kit for food and medication items to make sure those items have not expired. For more tips from the County News Center, visit https://www.countynewscenter.com/time-for-safety-checks-that-could-save-you/
To learn more about the history of Daylight Saving Time in California and throughout the world, visit https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/
To learn more about the Fire Safe Council of University City, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/sdfd/