What is the Smoke Alarm Program?
Smoke alarms save lives! In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm is your first line of defence.
The Smoke Alarm Program provides and/or installs smoke alarms free of charge to homeowners in specific residential communities around the city.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) will not retain information from the safety check except to document the number of smoke alarms provided or installed.
With the support of Alberta Electrical Contractors Association, Interstate Batteries and Milwaukee, EFRS will be visiting specific communities/complexes in the City of Edmonton and installing combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The 2018 dates are:
Spring Program: May 12 and 13
Fall Program: To be determined
Smoke Alarms Save Lives
sleeping areas = CO alarms. All levels = smoke detectors.
- Have working smoke alarms on all levels of your home?
- Have carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas?
- Dust the outside of your alarms periodically?
- Have a home escape plan and periodically practice it?
- Have house numbers clearly visible from the street?
Download our smoke alarm checklist today.
Things to Remember
- Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing smoke alarms
- Install smoke alarms within 5m of each bedroom
- All alarms, battery-operated or electrical, need to be replaced every 10 years
- Change alarm batteries when you turn clocks back for daylight savings time
- Temporarily silence the alarm by pressing and holding the hush button
- Test alarms each month by pressing and holding the test button
Thank you to our partners at the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) for acting as the primary sponsor for the Smoke Alarm Program. Special thanks to Interstate Batteries for providing batteries for the program.