Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend and on Saturday night we can move our clocks ahead one hour.
Firefighters say the “spring forward weekend” also marks a time you should replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Madawaska Valley Fire Chief Corwin Quade says you should also check the expiry dates of the alarms. Smoke alarms expire after 10 years. And carbon monoxide alarms expire every seven years.
Quade also reminds that smoke alarms are required on every level of the home, and outside every sleeping area.
And carbon monoxide alarms are required on every level if the home is heated by a fossil fuel source, a wood stove, oil, propane or gas.