Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services :: Fire Prevention Week

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Test Yours Every Month!

Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, 2014

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – 11, 2014. This year’s theme is Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!

Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.

Your safety is your responsibility. Only working smoke alarms save lives. In fact, smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%!

Make sure you:

  • Test smoke alarms monthly.
  • Change the batteries once a year.
  • Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.
  • Develop and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.

A Message from the Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management

New 2014 Fire Prevention Week resources will be available soon to assist fire departments in their local Fire Prevention Week campaigns.

Fire departments can also enhance their Fire Prevention Week campaigns and educational activities with promotional kits available for purchase from the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council website.