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Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

Posted On Sunday October 03, 2021

Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Services, is challenging everyone in Champlain Township to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and “Get Loud!” as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Champlain, October 3rd, 2021 - Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3-9 and the Champlain Fire Services is urging everyone in the Township 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? Your Director of Fire Services, Ghislain Pigeon, 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 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.

“Knowing the different sounds your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make can save you, your loved ones, and your home. Get Loud! by testing your alarms every month to learn the sound they make and to ensure the batteries work. Take immediate action if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms sound. If the alarms beep in an emergency get everyone out of the home. If your alarms chirp, replace the batteries or alarms immediately.”— Director of Fire Services, Ghislain Pigeon

Testing your alarms is the only way to ensure they are working and that you and your family can be alerted in the event of a fire.

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