Be sure to change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend

The City of Victoria reminds you to change your household smoke alarm batteries this weekend when Daylight Saving Time begins.

Clocks “spring forward” one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

City officials say 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.

You 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 or test existing ones.

If you live in a single family home, duplex or townhouse and require a new smoke alarm, you may be eligible to receive one free of charge.

The service is available to anyone who resides in the City of Victoria.

Learn more.

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