On September 28, Bracebridge Fire wants you to test your smoke alarms as part of the Ontario-wide Test Your Smoke Alarm Day. Be prepared to be Saved by the Beep with working smoke alarms – it is your best chance to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire.
Last year, Ontario lost 133 people to deadly fires, the highest number in over 20 years. Unfortunately, many of these homes where these fatal fires occurred were found to have no working smoke alarms. Only working smoke alarms can alert you to a fire and give you and your loved ones the chance to escape safely.
Test Your Smoke Alarm Day is an initiative led by Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal, in partnership with community stakeholders, agencies, and sponsors.
For more information visit savedbythebeep.ca
For more information on fire prevention, visit bracebridge.ca/fireprevention
- Smoke alarms have been legally required to be installed on every storey of a residence in Ontario since 2006.
- Residences also include vacation homes, cabins, trailers, RVs, and cottages.
- Landlords must test alarms annually, after the battery is replaced, and after every change in tenancy. Renters must notify their landlord as soon as they become aware that a smoke alarm is not operating.
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