UTICA- Residents will have set their clocks an hour ahead on March 10, and the Utica Fire Department is reminding residents to also check the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Officials with the Utica Fire Department recommend everybody just simply change out their batteries for safety.
They said smoke and carbon monoxide detectors could save lives. "It gives you time to get out of the structure if there's a fire and battery sometimes people just forget about them so if we get in the habit of change your clocks, change your batteries it's something that you can easily remember and that's the time to do it," said Assistant Chief George Clark.
Clark also wants to remind people that starting April 1, they will not be able to remove batteries from smoke detectors.