Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarms

You may have just seconds to safely escape a fire in your home. That’s why early detection of fire is absolutely vital. Only working smoke alarms provide those precious seconds you and your family need to safely escape.

Remember, it’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.

Test your smoke alarms every month by using the test button on the alarm. When the test button is pressed, the alarm should sound. If it fails to sound, make sure that the battery is installed correctly or install a new battery. If the alarm still fails to sound, replace the smoke alarm with a new one. Install a new battery at least once a year, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Install a new battery if the low-battery warning sounds or if the alarm fails to sound when tested. Vacuum alarms annually because dust or spiders can clog your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms don't last forever, remember to check their end of life date and replace them immediately.

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. 

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. 303.




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