The Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department reminds residents to change batteries in their smoke alarms as well as change their clocks Sunday, Nov. 3, when Daylight Saving Time ends.


“The nights are about to get a lot darker as we get ready to ‘fall back’ into standard time,” according to a news release. “Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, which means you’ll want to turn your old-school clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night, Nov. 2.”


The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers and other digital devices.


“Daylight saving time — called daylight “savings” time by some — is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, to make better use of natural daylight.”


Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind residents it is a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors as well as check to make sure those devices are in working order.


The fire department will provide a free smoke detector to residents in the city limits who don’t have working detectors. To request a smoke detector, call 870-730-2048. A time will be set and members of the fire department will come to the residence, install a smoke detector and offer a home survey.


In addition, the department also offers an address program by providing reflective, adhesive, numbers for houses and will install them if the home doesn’t have a visible address. This service can help insure a more certain response in case you are in need of emergency services.


Free blood pressure checks are also available by stopping by a local fire station.