Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, and locals are urged to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they spring forward.
The time change will take place at 2 a.m. Sunday. Fire prevention education groups have pegged this annual event as a day to also remember to give alarms fresh batteries.
Do you have enough smoke detectors in your home or business? The Southampton Fire Department has a webpage dedicated to smoke detectors.
The page states, "It’s simple to keep smoke detectors in good condition. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to replace the batteries at least every year or as needed. Most models will make a chirping or beeping sound when the battery is losing its charge. When this sound is heard, install a fresh battery."