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Fire Services brings back door-to-door smoke, CO alarm program

Program runs from May 24 to September 29, 2022
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Checking smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is something that shouldn't be ignored, Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services reminds the public.

After a two-year hiatus, Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services will once again be going door-to-door spreading awareness about fire safety and showing people how to make sure their alarms are checked and working properly. 

The In-Service Smoke and CO Alarm Program starts on May 24 at 6 p.m. on a Monday-Thursday schedule and will run until Sept. 29.

“The purpose of the program is to spread awareness and answer any questions citizens may have about fire safety.” said Public Education Officer Aaron Gravelle in a news release issued today. “We are not writing ticket violations, we just want everyone to be safe and aware of the protections systems they have or should have in their homes.”

For more information, see the full release below. 

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services encourages the public to test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the home at least once a month – they will even show you how!  With the Victoria Day holiday weekend upon us, the signal for the start of the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services In-Service Smoke and CO Alarm Program has been set. 

After a two-year hiatus, Firefighters will be going door-to-door in neighbourhoods throughout the city spreading awareness about fire safety to the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie.

The In-Service Program starts on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Firefighters will be going door-to door starting at 6 p.m., with a Monday to Thursday schedule in place.

“The purpose of the program is to spread awareness and answer any questions citizens may have about fire safety.” said Public Education Officer Aaron Gravelle. “We are not writing ticket violations, we just want everyone to be safe and aware of the protections systems they have or should have in their homes.”

When the firefighters arrive at your home, they will offer valuable fire safety information with awareness pamphlets, discussions about alarms, exiting and home escape plans, as well as offer to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the home. As part of the testing, firefighters will be checking the date on the back of the alarms to ensure they have not expired.

The program will run from Tuesday, May 24 until Thursday, September 29, 2022. This will be closely followed by the start of Fire Prevention Week in the first week of October.

For more detailed information about the In-Service Smoke and CO Alarm Program, visit www.saultstemarie.ca/firesafe or contact by email fire@cityssm.on.ca.