Spring Is Here! Have you tested your in-suite smoke detector yet? Please report any deficiencies promptly to your Superintendent.
Did you know;
- Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half.
- More than 90% of residential fires in Ontario are considered to have been preventable.
1 out of 17 preventable home fires results in a reported injury, and not all injuries are reported.
Research conducted between 1995 and 2004 concluded the following facts regarding smoke alarm usage in preventable residential fires in Ontario:
- In 35% of the cases - a smoke alarm was present and did operate
- In 25% of the cases - a smoke alarm was present but did not operate
- In 21% of the cases - no smoke alarm was present
- In 19% of the cases - a smoke alarm was present but its operational status could not be determined
In the majority of these cases, it was determined that a dead battery, or a smoke alarm with no battery, was the reason for the alarm failing to activate.
- Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and injuries.
- Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.
Never remove the battery or cover your smoke detector making it inoperable....your life is more important that putting up with the occasional beeping.