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Saturday September 6th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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With three rounds of Wake Up, Get a Working Smoke Alarm completed, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services is kicking off the fourth session, starting Saturday. During this round, fire crews will be making residential visits over the course of four consecutive weekends on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.

The purpose of the program is to visit all single family dwellings to ensure smoke alarm compliance, and in addition to the visits, residents will be provided with fire safety and home escape planning information.

Fire officials say that when this program was first introduced in the spring of 2013, Windsor Fire’s statistics showed that 43% of the homes entered were non-compliant, doubling the provincial average. To date, the program has visited 15,596 homes. “In the spring of 2014 alone, we visited 6,711 homes, in which 658 smoke alarms and 311 batteries were installed,” says Chief Bruce Montone. “These numbers are proving that our program is successful.”

Windsor Fire encourages the residents of Windsor to follow them on Twitter @WindsorFire1 to see when crews will be in their neighborhood.

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