The clocks advance an hour at 2 a.m. March 10.
While you're doing that, the National Fire Prevention Association recommends taking a few seconds to change the batteries in smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors as well.
A Johns Hopkins University study, funded by the United States Fire Administration, found that 75 percent of residential fire deaths and 84 percent of residential fire injuries could have been prevented by smoke detectors.
Last month two women whose home did not have smoke detectors died in a late-night fire in Rockland County.
You can learn more about the use, care and types of detectors on the fire safety page of the Purchase Fire Department's website.