Windsor Fire: Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm

Tuesday October 6th, 2015

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Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the beep where you sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!”

This is Fire Prevention Week, and Windsor Fire & Rescue Services is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

“In a fire, seconds count,” said Fire Chief Bruce Montone. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11pm and 7am when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

Windsor Fire & Rescue Services will be hosting several events during Fire Prevention Week to promote this year’s campaign. Through educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. Activities will include demonstrations at Devonshire Mall from October 8th to 10th with fire truck tours and rides, fire extinguisher simulator, fire safety booth and games; visits to various community centres for after-school programs from October 5th to 6th and open houses at Fire Stations #2 and #7 on October 6th and 7th from 6pm to 8pm.

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