Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters will be going door-to-door again this year as part of the Safe Home, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program.
Firefighters from all five NOTL stations will be out the first two Mondays in June (June 4 and 11) between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., checking smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and talking with residents about the importance of having working alarms.
Home owners are encouraged to let firefighters in to confirm their alarms are functional and that they haven’t expired.
Firefighters will also be looking to educate on the importance of having a working alarm and to ensure they are placed in the appropriate locations.
“Home owners often forget that it is actually against the law to not having have working smoke and CO alarms in their homes,” said NOTL Fire Chief Rob Grimwood.
“The Safe Home, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program is not about identifying and pursuing those home owners, its about bringing them back into compliance and ensuring our residents are safe.”
The Safe Home, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program will once again be conducted with the support from Penner Home Hardware Building Centre, which helps by donating funds for the purchase of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and batteries.
If firefighters do not make it to your home but you would like for someone to confirm you are in compliance, you can make sure by contacting the Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire and Emergency
Services prevention division at 905-468-3266.