Alarms - It's the Law

Under the Ontario Fire Code, every home in Ontario is required to have working smoke alarms on every level of the home.

Homeowners must ensure that smoke alarms are installed on every level of their home and outside all sleeping areas. They are also required to maintain the smoke alarms in working order.

In rental accommodation, the obligation to install and maintain smoke alarms in operating condition falls to the landlord. Landlords must also provide smoke alarm maintenance information to the occupant of each unit.

It is an offence for any person to disable a smoke alarm. This requirement applies equally to homeowners, landlords and tenants.


Smoke Alarm

You may have just seconds to safely escape a fire in your home. That's why early detection of fire is absolutely vital. Only working smoke alarms provide these precious seconds you and your family need to safely escape.

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Checklist

Please visit the following link to download the smoke alarm maintenance checklist.