Sioux Falls Fire Marshall Dean Lanier has an important reminder: On Sunday, November 4th, Change Your Clock Change Your Battery.

Use the extra hour this weekend to remind family and friends to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

Lanier says eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoking alarms.  It's a tragic statistic that could be reduced by adopting the simple habit of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program.

Lanier recommends smoke alarms in homes be replaced every ten years.