ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Daylight saving time begins Sunday, November 3.
Firefighters said daylight saving time serves as a good reminder to people regarding the upkeep of the smoke alarms in their homes.
Onalaska Fire Chief Don Dominick said it's recommended people also change the batteries in their smoke detectors in addition to turning back their clocks for daylight saving.
Dominick said a smoke detector with dead batteries inside is worthless.
"If I could relate it to a computer, you're expected to get information from your computer but that computer is only as good as the batteries inside," he said.
"So to save the life of you and your family I think it's worth the time to grab a ladder and when you change your clock time, also change the battery in your smoke detector," Dominick said.
He added it's also advisable to periodically hit the "test" button on smoke detectors to make sure they are properly working.
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