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On Sunday, March 13 ‘Spring Forward’
Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2 a.m.
Annapolis Public Safety officials: It’s a great time to think about keeping your family safe!
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 11, 2022) - At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, residents should move their clocks ahead by one hour to begin Daylight Savings Time. Please note that many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Savings Time begins or ends.
Annapolis Fire Chief Doug Remaley, Chief Ed Jackson of Annapolis Police and Director Kevin Simmons of the Office of Emergency Management advise to use the date as an annual reminder of these home safety tips:
It’s time to test your smoke alarms and CO detectors, if they are more than 10 years old they should be replaced with a 10-year, sealed battery model (available at hardware stores);
Use the date to think about creating or updating your family’s Emergency Plan (visit FEMA.gov for samples);
Refresh both home and automobile emergency medical kits; and
Use this annual date as a reminder to properly dispose of unused medication (there’s a disposal bin at the Annapolis Police Department at 199 Taylor Avenue).
In Annapolis, sunrise will take place at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday and at 7:18 a.m. on Sunday. Sunset on Saturday will take place at 6:10 p.m. On Sunday, it will be at 7:12 p.m.
Daylight Savings Time ends in 2022 on November 6.
Daylight Savings Time got its start in 1784 when Benjamin Franklin proposed the idea as a way to conserve energy. By moving clocks forward in the summer, he posited that people could get an extra hour of daylight rather than waste energy lighting their homes.
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