OKLAHOMA CITY -- Firefighters have a life-saving tip and a reminder to spring forward this weekend. Daylight Saving Time goes into affect March 13, and Oklahoma County residents are reminded to set their clocks forward before going to bed Saturday night.
Firefighters urge all residents to use the time change as a reminder to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors.
Working smoke detectors can decrease the risk of dying in a house fire by nearly 50 percent by providing an early warning and critical time to escape, according to a new release.
Although 82 percent of American homes have smoke detectors, about a third of those detectors are useless because the batteries are dead or missing.
Other life-saving tips: