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Tuesday May 14th, 2013

Posted at 12:00pm

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No working smoke alarm? The Fire department has you covered and firefighters will even come to your home to install one — free.

Windsor Fire and Rescue launched the start of six home inspection blitzes this morning by visiting a house on Oak Street near Downtown.

Firefighters installed a smoke alarm for free and left a $3 off coupon for a Kidde smoke alarm from Home Depot.

In 2012 the number of fires in Windsor rose a shocking 75% to 252 over 2007 where there were 144 significant fires. In February, 30-year-old Martin Bossom died after a fire on Thornberry Crescent. There were no working smoke alarms in Bossom’s home.

Inspections in 2011 revealed that nearly half (43%) of homes in the city were not equipped with working smoke alarms.

Starting today, “Wake Up” is in full swing, and members of Windsor Fire and Rescue are going door to door, checking smoke alarms and educating residents. The “Wake Up” home visits will be conducted over a five-year period in six week blitzes during the spring and fall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Find out when they’ll be in your neighbourhood with this PDF: http://www.citywindsor.ca/Documents/wake-up-windsor-schedule.pdf

For more information on how to get a smoke alarm, call 311.

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