The Cranbrook Fire Department says Daylight Saving Time is the perfect opportunity to talk about fire safety in your home.
Fire Prevention Coordinator Bill Munro says residents should test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors as clocks spring forward this weekend.
He says the devices should be checked regularly to keep your family safe.
“You want to change the batteries on a regular basis, so every six months when we do the time change, that’s a reminder for us to change our batteries,” Munro says.
Munro adds you should be replacing the devices altogether if they are over ten years old.
He says a manufacturing date can be found on most models of alarms.
Clocks go forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
– Fire Prevention Coordinator Bill Munro, Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services