This Sunday we "fall back" out of Daylight Savings Time, and fire officials also remind you to check that smoke alarm when you turn your clock back one hour.
Susie Maniscalco with Bend Fire says if your alarm seems to "beep" at odd times;- that's a warning too. "If your smoke alarm is beeping, chances are, the battery is alerting you that it needs to be replaced. And so by changing your batteries at least once a year, you can avoid that. But also that beep sound could also mean that you might have debris, or dust, lint or even cobwebs. So it might be a good idea to vacuums and clean those smoke alarms."
Bend Fire offers free home inspections for seniors living independently, and special smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing that they can install.
Contact Bend Fire for more information, and don't forget, you'll get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning.