It’s time to spring forward this Sunday, moving clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time.
Firefighters are hoping you’ll take a moment to check your smoke detectors too.
It’s a twice a year ritual, moving clocks back and forward to squeeze an extra hour of light from the day.
Captain Jonathan Gormick with the Vancouver Fire Department says that regular action makes it the perfect time to test your smoke alarms.
“Change the battery. You know, the battery may be fine, it can be used for something else, but in a type of emergency warning device like that you always want a fresh, charged battery.”
Just two months ago, an East Vancouver toddler was killed by a fire in a home without a detector and Gormick says there’s been a surge in interest since then.
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“The number of calls we’ve received for that service since that tragedy in January has gone up exponentially, which if there is one good side to it, I’d like to think it’s that more people who don’t have working smoke alarms have them now.”
He says anyone in Vancouver who wants a fire inspection or new detector can get one free by calling 3-1-1.
Clocks move forward an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.