TVOKids and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management would like all families to test the smoke alarms in their homes. It’s easy to do; children are encouraged to get permission first to push the smoke alarm button for 10 seconds. If the alarm doesn’t sound, it’s time to replace the battery or the smoke alarm.
Beginning on February 24th until March 9th, families that test their smoke alarms can visit www.tvokids.com and enter the number of smoke alarms checked in an interactive counter. Kids will also be able to print a special “Push the Button” certificate.
Please note: TVOKids.com is an English language website
This year’s educational forum “The Changing Face of Fire Safety”
Every year, thousands of students move away from home for the first time to attend college or university. To ensure that students are safe in their new accommodations, the Office of the Fire Marshal has prepared tip sheets to provide both students and their parents with important fire and life safety tips.
To reduce fire risk during a power outage, the Office of the Fire Marshal recommends following the following safety tips: Electrically-connected smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms will not work when the power is out. Homeowners should ensure they have battery-operated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to provide early warning of fire and carbon monoxide. More…
Protect your family from fire: install working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.