No smoke alarms in recent fatal fire
by Rob Atkinson
February 24, 2017
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The investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management into the fatal fire in Brampton, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, revealed that there were no smoke alarms present in the residence.
The Saugeen Shores Fire Department is urging the public to make sure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey of their home and outside all sleeping areas, and have practiced a home fire escape plan with everyone in their home.
Early detection and warning of a fire in your home is crucial to your survival,” said Fire Prevention Officer, Rob Atkinson. “The Ontario Fire Code requires working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, our fire department is recommending that you also install a smoke alarm in every bedroom. Larger homes may require additional smoke alarms. It is against the law for anyone to remove the batteries or tamper with an alarm in any way.”
Just as important as having working smoke alarms is making sure everyone in your home knows exactly what to do to escape BEFORE a fire occurs. It is up to you to make sure these types of tragedies do not happen in Saugeen Shores,” continued FPO Rob Atkinson.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your life:
Give your family a fighting chance with a home fire escape plan:
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