Last year, there were approximately 650 reported fire-related incidents in this province with seven related fire deaths.
Today is the first-ever Test Your Smoke Alarm Day in Canada, and the theme for this day of action is, “Saved by the Beep.” Testing a smoke alarm is easy, and it’s something that can involve the whole family. Smoke alarms are required to be installed in every room of a residence, including cabins, cottages, RVs, trailers and vacation homes. A working smoke alarm is your best chance to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire. Making sure smoke alarms are in good working order saves lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire by half. Due to new construction materials and the popularity of open-concept living, residential fires are burning hotter and faster than before. Last year, there were approximately 650 reported fire-related incidents in this province with seven related fire deaths.
If you need help, or advice about smoke alarms, contact your local fire department. Resources to educate children about fire safety, including videos, games and activities are available from Sparky the Fire Dog at www.sparky.org.