The clocks will jump forward on Sunday, March 10th meaning we will be losing an hour, the Cochrane Fire Department is using this time of the year to remind residents on what they should be doing.

The time changes every six months and it is encouraged that you change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries around that time as well.

"Check and test your smoke and fire detectors when you change your clocks. The detector itself should be replaced at least every ten years. If your detector is hardwired into your home’s electrical system, replace the backup battery at least every six months and replace the smoke detector itself at least every 10 years. You don’t necessarily have to discard the battery, but you can down cycle it to another device like a remote control, while always using fresh and fully charged batteries for life safety devices like a smoke alarm.” said Deputy Fire Chief Jared Wallace. 

"It is recommended you test your alarms at least once a month to ensure they are working properly" he added.

Regular battery checks also can be used as a time to check if the alarm is working, although the alarms are very advanced with technology it does not mean they aren't prone to failure. Checking regularly provides peace of mind that you are prepared for an emergency.

Clocks will jump forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday meaning the sunrise and sunset will be one hour later. 

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