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2014-07-10 at NOON

Firefighters begin annual smoke alarm awareness program

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By tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY -- Firefighters have begun their seasonal residential visits for smoke alarm awareness.

Members of the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will be go door-to-door in residential areas of the city as part of its annual smoke alarm public education program. The program started Tuesday and will continue throughout the summer. Firefighters will be visiting homes to ensure fire alarms are up to standard.

A working fire alarm is legally required on every storey of a residence and outside all sleeping areas.

The alarms should be tested every month and replaced if they are more than 10 years old.

Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hankkio says there are still an “unacceptable” number of homes in the city that do not have working fire alarms.


 


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livewire says:
While inspecting homes a word of thought about inspecting for Carbon Monoxide Detectors wood be good.
7/10/2014 2:05:40 PM
unknowncronik says:
you would think using a detector that does both smoke & Carbon Monoxide may be better for everyone
7/11/2014 4:56:10 AM
Shane Caker says:
It's comforting to know that we are paying people $100,000+ a year to do what any high school kid can do. Thanks Mr. Hay.
7/10/2014 8:48:36 PM
tbayretiree says:
Firefighters don't leave the station - "get out and do something!"

Firefighters go out on duty to make sure people are obeying the law, conducting a survey - "high school kids can do that!"

What don't people understand about the fact that the firefighters doing the door to door surveys are ON DUTY? They're being paid to be at work, and people are upset that they're out doing this?

Keep up the cane shaking.
7/11/2014 11:24:57 AM
Curious says:
You've got that right! Also, they have the difficult job of mowing the lawn, standing in the doorway of the bldg watching the people walk by, having fish frys, going for a drive around boulevard in the firetrucks - such important work!!
They don't even go into the houses to check for working alarms, they stand at the door, ask a question then leave. They just came around last fall. I guess they do it in the summer as they don't want to go out in the cold.
we don't need the number of firemen we have, how often do they get called to a fire. Oh, the good life!! They need the same wages as Toronto - wage parity - are you kidding, what a joke!
7/12/2014 9:12:20 AM
nvjgu says:
They can start in the east end of town.
7/11/2014 7:38:00 AM
kurt says:
i know why will not be let into my house !!
7/11/2014 11:05:31 AM
mercy mercy me says:
you will need a warrant or an invitation to cross my threshold unless there are extenuating circumstances
7/11/2014 3:43:11 PM
sawmillsteve says:
I've lived at my house for 16yrs and have not seen a firefighter come to my house yet!
7/13/2014 12:59:56 AM
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