When you hear that knock on your door, it may be a Stittsville firefighter. They will be visiting homes from Monday, June 3 until Monday, June 10, checking to ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are present and in working condition. Visits will take place between 6 and 8 pm on weekdays, and between 2 and 4 pm on weekends. Firefighters will be in uniform and residents are not obligated to provide them access to their home. This is a courtesy call only.
Homeowners who do not have working smoke alarms may have one installed for them, be provided with new batteries, or information on how to acquire an alarm.
This is the first of two eight-day campaigns Ottawa Fire Services has planned for 2019 as part of its annual Wake Up campaign. The second campaign will take place in September.
If you are out when a firefighter visits your home, they will leave their fire safety information in the mailbox.
Firefighters have been visiting homes every Spring and Fall since the Wake Up program began in 2005.