Smoke Alarms

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Smoke Alarm Legislation

Additional smoke alarm legislation was introduced into the Ontario Fire Code by Fire Marshal Bernie Moyle on December 13, 2005. On March 1, 2006, this legislation came into effect. The amendment to the Ontario Fire Code requires homes to have working smoke alarms on every level. This is in addition to the existing requirement of having smoke alarms outside all sleeping areas. The last time the Ontario Fire Code was amended was in 1998 - to require one smoke alarm be installed outside sleeping areas in existing Ontario homes.

Research has shown that one smoke alarm is not enough to adequately cover an entire home in the event of a fire. Copies of the Background Information and a Press Release are available for you to review. 

A working smoke alarm will save your life!

When was the last time you tested your smoke alarm? Do you even know what they do? Do you even know if they work? Don’t wait for a tragedy to find out. 

Smoke alarms are required on every floor of your home and outside all sleeping areas and they should be tested monthly! 

Now take a moment and make sure your smoke alarms are working. They will save your life!

A message from your Fire Prevention Officer

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For more information on smoke alarms please contact the Fire Prevention Officer 905-227-6412, ext. 25.


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