Virtual Home Safe Home

You are here

Test Your Smoke Alarms Photo

Virtual Home Safe Home – Get involved – Win a pizza dinner!

Summer is here and in Georgina that means the start of our Home Safe Home program. Home Safe Home is a door-to-door educational program to ensure that every home in Georgina has working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to run the program as we normally would.  In past years, our firefighters would come to your home to answer any questions you may have regarding alarms in your home and to test the smoke and CO alarms to ensure you are properly protected in the unfortunate event of a fire or CO incident in your home.

In light of the different circumstances that surround us right now, we are encouraging you to get involved in this program in a different way.

A virtual visit is easy and will only take a couple of minutes.

Virtual checks can be conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Step 1: Call Georgina Fire and Rescue Services at 905-476-5167, ext. 4224 to schedule an inspection time

Step 2: An inspector will contact you at a scheduled inspection time on a media platform that works best for you. (FaceTime, Zoom, Skype)         

Step 3: Using the video feature, show us where alarms are installed in your home (see below information).

Step 4: Test your alarms and let us hear them beep!

After you have shown your house to be fully protected with the required early warning devices you will be entered for a chance to win a pizza dinner for the family courtesy of Georgina Fire and Rescue Services!

We thank you for your participation in keeping Georgina a fire safe community!

Remember, only working alarms save lives!

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm information 

Smoke Alarms

  • Smoke alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas and on every level of your home (including the basement).
  • Smoke alarms are to be tested once a month. Make sure they work. If the alarm does not sound, change the battery or replace it immediately.
  • To clean – simply vacuum around each smoke alarms.
  • Smoke alarms do expire – if your alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

  • CO alarms must be installed in your home if you have any fuel-burning appliances such as a gas stove, furnace or water heater, a propane or wood fireplace, or an attached garage.
  • CO alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas
  • CO alarms are to be tested once a month. Make sure they work. If the alarm does not sound, change the battery or replace it immediately.
  • CO alarms do expire –make sure to replace them within the time frame specified by the manufacturer.

You may have as little as two minutes to exit your home in the event of a fire emergency. Plan and practice your escape with your family.

Any questions regarding this please contact the Georgina Fire and Rescue Services at 905-476-5167. We are here to serve you.

More Than 50% Of Deaths Are Attributed to Non-Working Smoke Alarms Photo