Pickering, ON, October 1, 2021 – This year’s Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3 – 9, and works to educate the public about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make, and what they mean.
Pickering Fire Services urges members of the public to use this opportunity to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and understand what actions to take.
Testing alarms produces a beep, which will sound in the event of an emergency. If the alarm does not sound when tested, it is important to replace the batteries. If the alarm still doesn’t work, it needs to replaced immediately with a new one.
It is the law for every home in Ontario to have a working smoke alarm on each level of the home and outside of sleeping areas.
“Knowing the different sounds your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make can save you, your loved ones, and your home,” said Fire Chief John Hagg. “Get loud by testing your alarms to learn the sounds they make and to ensure the batteries work.”
Pickering Fire Services will be engaging the public during Fire Prevention Week with a variety of educational activities, including a community scavenger hunt that residents can participate in from October 3 – 9 at their leisure in Esplanade Park.
Those interested in participating can visit pickering.ca/fireprevention for more details.
Visit firepreventionweek.org to learn more about Fire Prevention Week.
As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.
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