This Saturday Night we change the clocks as "Daylight Savings" goes into effect. Spring ahead this weekend and set your clocks ahead one hour before bed Saturday Night, but also officials from Toms River want to remind you to change your batteries.

The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention is reminding residents that while you change your clocks, you also need to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

According to Bob Yaiser, Public Education Officer for the Bureau of Fire Prevention, "Replacing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you adjust your clocks twice a year is an easy way to ensure that your family is protected."

According to officials, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and in the common areas on each floor of a home. Mount them at least 10 feet from the stove to reduce false alarms, less than 12 inches from the ceiling and away from windows, doors, and ducts.

If you need more details contact the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention at (732) 240-5153 or online at

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