Test Your Smoke Alarm Day 2023 

Ontario’s first Test Your Smoke Alarm Day is Thursday, September 28, 2023. The Timmins Fire Department is calling on all residents to test their smoke alarm and be “saved by the beep.”

Test Your Smoke Alarm Day is an initiative led by the Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal, in partnership with community stakeholders, agencies, and sponsors. Timmins is joining communities across the province on September 28 by asking everyone to take a minute to ensure that there are working smoke alarms installed in their home.

In 2022, there were 14 house fires in Timmins. So far this year, there have been 16 house fires and 28 people displaced. Being prepared to act in the event of a fire starts with regularly testing smoke alarms. To test a smoke alarm, press the test button located on the alarm and listen for three-beeps.

Smoke alarms have been legally required to be installed on every storey of a residence in Ontario since 2006, including vacation homes, cabins, trailers, RVs, and cottages. Landlords must also test smoke alarms annually, after the battery is replaced, and after every change in tenancy.

Be prepared to be "saved by the beep" with a working smoke alarm - it is your best chance to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire.

For more information on Test Your Smoke Alarm Day, visit: http://savedbythebeep.ca/

Posted by Amanda Dyer On 9/26/2023 at 4:31 PM  

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