It's Fire Prevention Week - Help us Sound the Alarm that Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.

When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?

If you're like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of Canadian households that they're often taken for granted, and aren’t tested and maintained as they should.

However, working smoke alarms are a critical fire safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire. According to the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFMEM), smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half! In a fire, seconds count. Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.

To kick off this year’s Fire Prevention Week and spread the word about the importance of having working smoke alarms and testing them we will be hosting Open Houses at all 3 fire stations.

Georgina Fire Department Open House Events:

Sutton Fire Station - 37 Snooks Road, Sutton

Wednesday October 1, 2014
Starting at 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pefferlaw Fire Station - 270 Pefferlaw Road, Pefferlaw

Thursday October 2, 2014
Starting at: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Keswick Fire Station - 165 The Queensway South, Keswick

Saturday October 4, 2014
Starting at: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.