November 3rd marks the end of Daylight Savings Time in the United States. The City of Stamford is reminding residents and surrounding towns not only to change their clocks, but to change their batteries as well.
Since 2007, daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November, with all time changes taking place at 2:00 A.M. local time.
In a press release, Mayor Michael Pavia reminds everyone to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks on Sunday.
The City of Stamford Fire Department is joining nearly 6,000 fire departments nationwide in promoting the annual ‘‘Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries’’ campaign on Sunday.
Fire Marshal Charles Spaulding stated that 65 percent of all home fire deaths occur in homes without a working fire alarm. Although 96 percent of homes have an alarm, nearly one-fifth of those alarms do not work, largely because of damaged or dead batteries.
The Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare Thaddeus Jankowski encourages all residents to adopt the simple, lifesaving habit of changing smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks back from daylight savings time to standard time. “The simplest, most effective way to protect yourself, your family and your loved ones is to have properly installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. They are the only things in the home that can alert you of the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.”
If you need further information, please contact – the Stamford Fire Department at
(203) 977-5555 or you can go onto the City of Stamford website at