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When you set the clocks back to standard time Sunday morning, you may save more than an extra hour of sleep if you also remember to change the batteries in smoke alarms.

"In the United States, home fires occur every 66 seconds," said Lamont Ewell, president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. "And approximately 90 percent of fire deaths involving children occur in homes without working smoke alarms."

"Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery," started in 1987, is a national home fire safety program that urges Americans to develop the lifesaving habit of changing smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks back to standard time each fall -- a habit that could save thousands of lives each year.

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