Daylight Saving Time: reminder to change smoke detector batteries

Published 4:46 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AMERICUS — Daylight Saving Time is here. The Georgia Arson Control Board reminds citizens in Sumter County to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they move their clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. This is when clocks are set ahead one hour. Clocks should be set before bedtime Saturday evening.
The change from standard time to Daylight Saving Time is a good opportunity to make sure your smoke detector has fresh batteries and is functioning properly.
It is also recommended that the citizens of Sumter County replace batteries in flash lights, weather radios, and other safety devices used for house hold emergencies.
The Georgia Arson Control Program Inc. (GAC) was formed in January 1979, by property and casualty insurers writing business in Georgia. GAC, with the cooperation of the Commissioner, Georgia Department of Insurance and Safety Fire, and state/local law enforcement agencies, established an ARSON HOTLINE 1-800-282-5804. A reward fund was initiated from which monetary rewards are given to individuals who come forward with information that results in the arrest and conviction of arsonists.