Firefighters continue their Get Alarmed campaign

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During the months of July, August and September, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department will conduct its Get Alarmed door-to-door campaign in the Huntsville and Lake of Bays neighborhoods between 6 and 8 p.m.

Every home in Ontario should be equipped with working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and the fire department wants to spread this message to all residents.

Firefighters will go door-to-door to provide information on installing alarms, maintaining alarms, and home fire escape planning. Firefighters will also be available to check residences to ensure they have the required number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and are in working order if requested. Owners of residences that do not comply with the requirements of the Fire Code will be asked to purchase and install additional smoke or CO alarms and/or batteries. Alarms and installation assistance will continue to be available free of charge to our senior residents as well as those with financial difficulties or mobility issues.

“Too often we find homes that don’t have enough alarms in the right places,” Fire Chief Gary Monahan said. “We know that working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure everyone is properly protected.”

“The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department will work with homeowners to ensure they have the correct number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for their home and that they are all working,” continued Fangry Chief Monahan.

That next knock on your door might just save your life. For more fire and life safety information, please visit www.huntsville.ca or www.lakeofbays.on.ca

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