Test smoke detectors when clocks spring forward: city

Winnipeggers will join millions across the world in turning their clocks forward this Sunday.

City of Winnipeg asks residents to test smoke detectors when clocks change

Clocks will spring forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday for Daylight Saving Time. (Reuters)

Winnipeggers will join millions across the world in turning their clocks forward this Sunday.

Daylight Saving Time sees 2 a.m. become 3 a.m. on March 10.

City officials said Winnipeggers should take the time to check their smoke detectors when they’re changing their clocks.

Winnipeg’s Fire-Paramedic Service said batteries should be changed twice a year to make sure it’s ready in case of a fire.

City officials said people are four times more likely to die in a fire if their smoke alarms are not working.

Daylight saving time occurs twice a year, and after Sunday’s adjustment, the next time clocks will need to be adjusted is Nov. 3.

The bi-annual change has been linked to increased rates of heart-attack when clocks spring forward and increased traffic accidents when clocks fall back.