Where can I buy a smoke alarm and which kind does the Office of the Fire Marshal recommend?
The Fire Marshal’s Office does not recommend a particular brand of smoke alarm. However, we do recommend that electrical smoke alarms (hard wired) and battery operated smoke alarms be U.L.C. listed. Products that have been evaluated by Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (U.L.C.), and found to meet their requirements. Most departments or hardware stores carry a variety of smoke alarms.
How do I maintain my smoke alarm?
Test your smoke alarms every month. Do this by pressing and holding the test button for a few seconds. The alarm should sound immediately. Replace models that do not have test buttons or that are more than 10 years old.
Change the battery in your smoke alarm at least once a year, more often if necessary.
A good reminder is – Change your clock – Change your battery!
Never remove the battery from a smoke alarm for another use!
Beeping smoke alarms may need cleaning. Clean your smoke alarms twice a year by removing the cover and carefully wiping it with a damp cloth. Gently vacuum the sensor unit inside. Replace the cover and test the smoke alarm to make sure it is working properly. If it doesn’t stop beeping, replace the unit.
Where to purchase House Number Plates (Blue Plates):
- Highly visible civic number plates, commonly known as "blue plates", are available at Joan’s Paint Center in Eel River Crossing 826-2072
Remember, it is important to always display your civic address number and road signs so that emergency service providers can find you quickly in an emergency.