The fall annual campaign of the Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) — Wake Up! Get a Working Smoke Alarm — will take place the week of September 9 – 16. This is the second of the two eight-day campaigns OFS holds each year with the first campaign having taken place in June.
With only selected areas of the City to be visited, OFS firefighters will visit homes to ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are present and in working condition.
Should OFS visit your neighbourhood, the 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.
The Ontario Fire Code requires homes to have a working smoke alarm on each floor and outside each sleeping area. Carbon monoxide alarms are required outside sleeping areas if the home has an attached garage or a fuel-fired appliance.
Homeowners who do not have working smoke alarms may have one installed for them, or be provided with new batteries, or information on how to acquire one.
Should no one be home when OFS comes calling, fire safety information will be left in the mailbox.
Firefighters visit Ottawa homes every spring and fall and have been doing so since the Wake Up! program began in 2005. For more information visit ottawa.ca.
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