Sat., March 9, 2013 11:00am (EST)

Spring Forward Tonight
By Pat Marcus
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says the annual time change is a great opportunity to make sure your smoke alarm is working.  (Photo courtesy:  Anthony Dodd)
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says the annual time change is a great opportunity to make sure your smoke alarm is working. (Photo courtesy: Anthony Dodd)
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says the annual time change is a great opportunity to make sure your smoke detectors are working.

He recommends changing the batteries along with setting your clocks.

So far this year, there have been 20 residential fires with 28 fatalities. Hudgens say there was no evidence of a working smoke alarm in 16 of those fires.