Province reminds New Brunswickers to test smoke alarms when clocks change on Sunday

The province is reminding New Brunswickers to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when the clocks change this weekend. 

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says a frequently maintained smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is a family's first line of defence in a fire, adding that batteries in these devices should also be changed. 

Government says the Office of the Fire Marshal is urging New Brunswickers to follow several steps, including installing smoke alarms throughout their homes, checking the expiry of the devices, while also ensuring that everyone in the home knows two ways out of the building. 

The clocks will go ahead an hour on Sunday for the start of Daylight saving time.