Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. We gain an extra hour of sunlight, but we lose an extra hour of sleep.
When we Spring Forward, it is also a good time to change batteries in smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors.
Homeowners in need of a smoke alarm can contact the Wichita Fire Department. Firefighters are installing the emergency warning device through a partnership with Safe Kids Kansas, Scholfield dealerships and All-pack Batteries.
Call 268-4441 to schedule an appointment with the Wichita Fire Department. Safe Kids also distributes carbon monoxide detectors. They can be reached at 689-5700.
The Wichita Fire Department worked four fire-related deaths in 2012.