Change Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Spring Forward Sunday

A reminder to residents to change household smoke alarm batteries this weekend when Daylight Saving Time begins. Clocks in North America “spring forward” one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. 

Consider your household smoke alarms to be the most important clocks that need to be changed. 

Having working smoke alarms can save your life, and help keep your family and your property safe from fire. Residents should test smoke alarms once a month and change smoke alarm batteries routinely in the spring and fall when clocks are changed. Replacing a smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old is recommended. 

Victoria residents can arrange for a free home smoke alarm home visit by a Fire Prevention Officer, who will determine the best locations for a smoke alarm, install new alarms, or test existing ones. If you live in a single family home, duplex or townhouse in the City of Victoria and require a new smoke alarm, you may be eligible to receive one for free. Learn more.

For more information on Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Safety programs and resources, visit here.