It’s that time of year again! Ottawa firefighters will visit homes throughout the city from now until September 17th to to make sure that everything’s good with your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Visits will take place between 6 and 8 pm on weekdays and between 2 and 4 pm on weekends. Firefighters will be in uniform and this is a courtesy call only.
The Ontario Fire Code requires homes to have a working smoke alarm on each floor and outside each sleeping area. Carbon monoxide alarms are required outside sleeping areas if the home has an attached garage or a fuel-fired appliance.This is the second of two eight-day campaigns OFS has planned for 2018 as part of its annual Wake Up! Get a Working Smoke Alarm campaign. Homeowners who do not have working smoke alarms may have one installed for them, or be provided with new batteries, or information on how to acquire one. For more information visit ottawa.ca. (OFS news release)