Prevent A Tragic Fire: Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Work

Wednesday April 10th, 2013

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To prevent a tragic fire in Windsor, Fire Chief Bruce Montone is urging residents to ensure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of their homes.

“Every home is required by law to have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. These can be hard-wired or battery-operated depending on when your home was built. Both types are required to meet the same standard for smoke alarms, and both are equally effective and acceptable under the Ontario Fire Code. If you do not have a smoke alarm on every storey of your home, it is vital that you install them as soon as possible” said Chief Bruce Montone.

You’re urged to test your smoke alarms every month by pressing the test button. Batteries should be replaced every year and you should replace your smoke alarms with new ones if they are more than ten years old.

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