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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 will not retain information from the safety check except to document the number of smoke alarms provided or installed.

Program Dates

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 2017 dates are:

Spring Program:  May 27 and 28.
Fall Program:  September 30 and October 1.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Smoke Detector program house diagram

sleeping areas = CO alarms.  All levels = smoke detectors.

Do You...

  • 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 preiodically practice it?
  • have house numbers clearly visible from the street?

Download our full smoke alarm checklist today.

Things to Remember

  • 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

A properly installed, fully-functioning smoke alarms cuts the risk of dying in a reported fire by 50%, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Special Thanks

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.

For More Information

Fire Prevention

Telephone

780-496-3628

Email fireprevention@edmonton.ca

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