Fire Chief: Derrick Little
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Smoke Detector Recall Information : March 2018
Time to change your clock?
Time to change the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms!
Tweed Fire Department recommends residents replace the old batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.
"In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries," said Fire Chief Derrick Little. "Whenever residents change their clocks, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries and all alarms should be tested."
To survive a fire, you need an early warning signal and the knowledge of what to do when the smoke alarms sound. It's the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install alarms inside all bedrooms.
Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke alarm is against the law. Failure to comply with the Ontario Fire Code smoke alarm requirements can result in a ticket or a fine of up to $50,000.
Tweed Fire Department highly recommends that homeowners have working carbon monoxide alarms in their homes, especially outside the sleeping areas.
For more information on fire and life safety, please contact the Fire Chief at 613-478-2535 or email.
Fire Burning Regulations: By-Law No. 2011-17 and Amending By-Law No. 2011-29 & By-Law 2016-17
Questions about the municipal fire burning regulations contained in the above municipal by-laws should be directed to the Fire Chief.
Fire Prevention in Your Home - Important Tips
- Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking on the stove.
- Store matches and lighters out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Ensure fireplaces and woodstoves are properly installed, and that chimneys and flue pipes are inspected and cleaned regularly.
- Keep portable space heaters at least one meter away from anything that can burn.
- Candles, when lit, should be out of reach of children and pets to prevent them from being knocked over. Always extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the room.
- Have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test the alarm every month and change the batteries twice a year when the clocks change.
- All families should develop and practice a home fire escape plan, so that everyone knows what to do and where to go when the smoke alarm sounds.
The Facts about Wildfire Prevention
For more information please call the Fire Chief at 613-478-2535 or email.