Spring Forward Safety: More Than Daylight Saving

We’ve turned our clocks forward, now what? There’s more to it than just flipping the hour hand. As we welcome the longer days and warmer weather, let’s talk about how we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe during this season switch-up.

Check your batteries: your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors need fresh batteries to keep doing their job right. So, let’s make it a habit to swap out those batteries when we spring forward. It’s a small task that can make a big difference in keeping our homes safe.

Keep your eyes peeled: picture this: you’re walking or driving in the morning, and it’s still pretty dark out there. With everyone adjusting to the time change, it’s crucial to keep an extra eye out for pedestrians and cyclists. Whether you’re on foot or behind the wheel, let’s all slow down and pay attention. A little caution can go a long way in preventing accidents and keeping our streets safe for everyone.

Plan ahead: schedule some time to check your emergency supplies. Things like first aid kits and flashlights. It’s good to make sure they’re up-to-date and ready to go, just in case. It’s also a good time to review your family emergency plan. Knowing what to do in a pinch can help everyone stay calm and safe when things get a little hectic.

Did you know the City of West Jordan offers free emergency planning courses? The next course is coming up on March 28th- learn more by visiting: https://www.westjordan.utah.gov/calendar/event/emergency-preparedness-free-course/

aerial view of West Jordan neighborhood