Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

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Leamington’s Fire Chief is challenging everyone in Leamington to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and “Get Loud!” as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3-9 and the Municipality is urging everyone in Leamington to Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”.

By law, every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas; however, too often fatal fires in Ontario occur in homes where there were no working smoke alarms.

Do you know what your smoke alarm is telling you with those beeps? Fire Chief Andrew Baird is challenging you to “Get Loud!” and push the test button on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month to learn the sound alarms make.

Testing alarms produces a beep, the sound of alarms in an emergency. Replace the batteries if the alarms do not sound when the test button is pushed. If the alarms still don’t sound, replace the alarms.

Testing your alarms is the only way to ensure they are working and that you and your family can be alerted in the event of a fire.

Quotes

“Knowing the different sounds your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make can save you, your loved ones, and your home. Get Loud! by testing your alarms every month to learn the sound they make and to ensure the batteries work.”

“Take immediate action if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms sound. If the alarms beep in an emergency get everyone out of the home. If your alarms chirp, replace the batteries or alarms immediately.”

— Fire Chief, Andrew Baird

Learn more

Leamington Fire Services will be at the following locations during Fire Prevention Week to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety and to answer questions from the public:

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 – Leamington Fire Hall, 5 Clark Street West - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Walmart, 288 Erie St S, Leamington - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Home Hardware, 114 Erie St N, Leamington - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday October 7, 2021 - Home Building Centre, 241 Oak St E, Leamington - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Friday, October 8, 2021 – Rona, 274 Talbot St W, Leamington - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 - Canadian Tire, 262 Erie St S, Leamington - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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