Smoke Alarms Save Lives

October 7, 2019
Fire & Emergency Services
Carbon Monoxide Detector

What's The Risk?

  • Homes today burn up to 8x faster than 50 years ago.
  • You may have less than 60 seconds to escape a fire in your home.
  • There was no smoke alarm warning in 1 out of 3 fatal home fires.

What Can Smoke Alarms Do?

  • Only working smoke alarms give you the early warning you need to safely escape a fire.
  • Smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.

How Do I Protect My Family?

  • Install smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
  • For best protection, install smoke alarms in every bedroom.
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.
  • Develop and practice a home fire escape plan.