THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has begun its annual Smoke Alarm public education program.
Firefighters will be going door to door in residential neighborhoods throughout the summer. They will be emphasizing the legal requirements of working smoke alarms on every storey of a residence and outside all sleeping areas.
“We are still finding an unacceptable number of homes that are not protected by working smoke alarms,” said Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hankkio. “Working smoke alarms provide you with the early warning needed to safely escape a fire emergency.”
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds citizens to test their smoke alarms every month and to replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old. Only working smoke alarms save lives.