Daylight saving time ends Sunday, which means Saturday night, folks need to turn back their clocks one hour.
The New Orleans Fire Department has an important motto during this time of year, “Change your clock, Change your battery.”
They say this is the perfect time to test and change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Members of the New Orleans Fire Department will be on hand all weekend to help, as on-duty firefighters will actually come out and assess your smoke detector. They will help install new batteries, or new lithium battery smoke detectors.
Fire officials say smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
The reason behind the “Change your clock, Change your battery” motto is that the peak time for home fatalities is at night when people are sleeping, and when batteries fail in such devices as fire and monoxide detectors.
On Saturday, November 2, Fire Stations around the city will be handing out free batteries. Folks can go to their neighborhood firehouse anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and firefighters will also be on hand to help anyone who needs information on installing new batteries.
It is also possible to request assistance online, or by calling (504) 504-658-4714.
Below is a list of locations of all the fire stations participating this weekend:
ENGINE 1 - 2920 MAGAZINE
ENGINE 4 - 6900 DOWNMAN RD.
ENGINE 6 - 4550 OLD GENTILLY RD.
ENGINE 10 - 14069 MORRISON
ENGINE 12 - 5600 FRANKLIN AVE.
QUINT 13 - 987 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD.
ENGINE 15 - 1211 ARABELLA ST.
ENGINE 16 - 2000 MARTIN LUTHER KING
ENGINE 17 - 4115 WOODLAND AVE.
ENGINE 18 - 773 HARRISON AVE.
ENGINE 24 - 1040 POLAND AVE.
SQUIRT 25 – 2430 S. CARROLLTON AVE.
SQUIRT 20 - 425 OPELOUSAS ST.
SQUIRT 21 - 3940 PARIS
ENGINE 26- 436 S. JEFF. DAVIS PKWY.
ENGINE 27 - 2118 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVE.
ENGINE 31 - 4300 ALBA RD.
ENGINE 33 - 3340 GEN. MEYER AVE
ENGINE 35 - 964 N. CARROLLTON AVE
ENGINE 36 - 5403 READ BLVD.
ENGINE 37 - 13400 CHEF MENTEUR HWY.
ENGINE 38 - 4940 CLARA ST.
ENGINE 39 & 22 - CAFFIN/CLAIBORNE
ENGINE 40- 2500 GEN DeGAULLE AVE