“Wake Up” Program Saves Family From Potential Harm During House Fire

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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A program that makes sure homes in Windsor have working smoke alarms on every floor saved a family this past Monday.

Windsor Fire says that a resident at a home located at 2040 Ferndale was on the main floor when the smoke alarm in the basement activated, alerting the family to evacuate their home. The resident ran several hundred metres to Station 6 at 5650 Tecumseh Road East to advise the firefighters of a fire in their basement. Fire crews immediately responded and confirmed a working structure fire.

Fire officials ay that it was back on June 12th, that the crew from Station 6 had installed a smoke alarm in the basement of the residence while canvassing the neighbourhood for the “Wake Up Windsor! Get a Working Smoke Alarm” program, which just completed its spring cycle for the year.

“The resident remembered us from our recent visit and thanked our crew for our assistance in installing the smoke alarm, which may very well have saved lives in this situation,” said Chief Bruce Montone. “We have every confidence we’re making our community safer with our ‘Wake Up’ program, but to have direct proof like this means a great deal to us.”

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