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Fire Chief Urges Residents to Install Smoke Alarms and Practise Home Fire Escape Plans

Posted in the Announcements page 11 months ago on Tuesday, January 09, 2018.

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock – 2018-01-09 In the wake of a fatal fire in Oshawa, ON on Monday, January 8, 2018, the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock Fire Department wants to remind 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. 

It has not yet been determined if there were working smoke alarms in the fatal fire in Oshawa.

“Fire moves so fast that you may have less than 60 seconds to safely escape a fire, so early warning is crucial to survival,” says Fire Chief Scott Alexander. “Only working smoke alarms give you that early warning.”

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. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home.

It is up to you to make sure these types of tragedies do not happen.

For further information on steps to take to avoid these types of tragedies, please follow this link