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 2021, at exactly 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, Daylight Saving Time ends. Turn your clocks back by one hour, which means you gain one hour, in order to “fall back.”
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 the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reminds us it’s a good time for safety checks that could prove to be lifesaving. For instance, 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 Fire Department, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/fire/safety/tips
To learn more about the history of Daylight Saving Time in San Diego and California, visit https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa/san-diego
To learn more about the Fire Safe Council of University City, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/sdfd/