Fire Prevention Week: Check those smoke alarms

Community Oct 06, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Fire Prevention Week is here and Hamilton Fire Department wants everyone to remember that smoke alarms save lives — but only if they are working.

To increase the chances of surviving a fire, residents are reminded to test their smoke alarms today and monthly.

“Only working smoke alarms save lives, so make sure to test all of your smoke alarms,” says Hamilton Fire Department Chief Rob Simonds. “It is one of the easiest tests you’ll ever take.”

Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. The Hamilton Fire Department recommends the following smoke alarm and safety tips:

• Test smoke alarms monthly and also cnsider vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours who may need assistance maintaining and testing their smoke alarms.

• Change the batteries once a year.

• Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.

• Develop and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.

Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 5-11.

The Hamilton Fire Department will conclude Fire Prevention Week with its annual open house at all stations on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Citizens will have an opportunity to speak to firefighters about fire safety. A non-perishable food collection will be taken for community food banks.

Fire Prevention Week: Check those smoke alarms

Community Oct 06, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Fire Prevention Week is here and Hamilton Fire Department wants everyone to remember that smoke alarms save lives — but only if they are working.

To increase the chances of surviving a fire, residents are reminded to test their smoke alarms today and monthly.

“Only working smoke alarms save lives, so make sure to test all of your smoke alarms,” says Hamilton Fire Department Chief Rob Simonds. “It is one of the easiest tests you’ll ever take.”

Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. The Hamilton Fire Department recommends the following smoke alarm and safety tips:

• Test smoke alarms monthly and also cnsider vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours who may need assistance maintaining and testing their smoke alarms.

• Change the batteries once a year.

• Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.

• Develop and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.

Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 5-11.

The Hamilton Fire Department will conclude Fire Prevention Week with its annual open house at all stations on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Citizens will have an opportunity to speak to firefighters about fire safety. A non-perishable food collection will be taken for community food banks.

Fire Prevention Week: Check those smoke alarms

Community Oct 06, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Fire Prevention Week is here and Hamilton Fire Department wants everyone to remember that smoke alarms save lives — but only if they are working.

To increase the chances of surviving a fire, residents are reminded to test their smoke alarms today and monthly.

“Only working smoke alarms save lives, so make sure to test all of your smoke alarms,” says Hamilton Fire Department Chief Rob Simonds. “It is one of the easiest tests you’ll ever take.”

Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. The Hamilton Fire Department recommends the following smoke alarm and safety tips:

• Test smoke alarms monthly and also cnsider vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours who may need assistance maintaining and testing their smoke alarms.

• Change the batteries once a year.

• Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.

• Develop and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.

Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 5-11.

The Hamilton Fire Department will conclude Fire Prevention Week with its annual open house at all stations on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Citizens will have an opportunity to speak to firefighters about fire safety. A non-perishable food collection will be taken for community food banks.