Smoke Alarms


Smoke alarms can save your life by sounding an alarm, alerting you to a fire and giving you time to escape. By having working smoke alarms in your home, you increase your chance of surviving a fire by half. 

Proper maintenance is important to ensure working smoke alarms. Frequently test your alarms and follow the tips below to make sure your smoke alarm works.

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  • What smoke alarm should I choose?
  • How many smoke alarms do I need?
  • Where should I install the smoke alarms?
  • How do I maintain my smoke alarms?
  • What should I do if my smoke alarm sounds?
The installation of smoke alarms is governed by provincial regulations and in certain areas by local bylaws. To ensure compliance, check with your local jurisdiction.

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