Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2015. The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock Fire Department is encouraging everyone to "Hear the Beep Where you Sleep" and install a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.
“Many fatal fires occur at night when everyone is asleep, so early warning is crucial to survival,” says Scott Alexander, Township Fire Chief. “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.”
The best protection will be provided by inter-connected smoke alarms. The alarm closest to the fire will sense the smoke, triggering all of the alarms throughout the home. For easy installation, wireless interconnected smoke alarms are now available.
Smoke alarms are required to be replaced within the time frame indicated by the manufacturer. This is usually ten years. When replacing interconnected smoke alarms, it is advisable to replace all units in the system at the same time. If a single malfunctioning alarm needs to be replaced, make sure the new alarm is compatible with the existing units.
For more information about smoke alarms, visit the OAFC website at http://www.oafc.on.ca/smoke-alarms.
To kick off Fire Prevention Week in EZT, the Innerkip Firemen will be hosting a "Fireman's Breakfast" at the Innerkip Firehall on Sunday October 4th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.