North Bay, Oct. 1 - Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3-9 and North Bay Fire & Emergency Services is urging everyone in North Bay to Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”.
By law, every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas however, too often fatal fires in Ontario occur in homes where there were no working smoke alarms.
Do you know what your smoke alarm is telling you with those beeps? Fire Chief Jason Whiteley is challenging you to “Get Loud!” and push the test button on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month to learn the sound alarms make. Testing alarms produces a beep, the same sound of alarms in an emergency. Replace the batteries if the alarms do not sound when the test button is pushed. If the alarms still don’t sound, replace the alarms. Testing your alarms is the way to ensure they are working and that you and your family can be alerted in the event of a fire.
Safety tips to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”
Wednesday Oct. 6, from 10:00 – 6:00 pm at Parker’s Your Independent Grocer
to ‘Fill A Fire Truck’ with food for the North Bay Food Bank.
Learn more by contacting:
North Bay Fire & Emergency Services
705-474-0626 ext. 4806