Public Education

Smoke Alarms

Most fatal fires occur at night when people are sleeping. The sooner a sleeping person wakes up and uses their home escape plan, the greater his or her chances of surviving a fire. Smoke alarms cost as little as $5.00 and can save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Smoke alarms are not only common sense they are the law:

“Smoke alarms shall be installed between each sleeping area and the remainder of the dwelling unit, and where sleeping areas are served by hallways, the smoke alarms shall be installed in the hallways.” Ontario Fire Code

“In addition to the requirements in Sentence (2), at least one smoke alarm shall be installed on each storey that does not contain a sleeping area in a dwelling unit.” Ontario Fire Code

As of March 1, 2006 smoke alarms are required to be installed on every storey of a home. Smoke alarms must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

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