In keeping with Provincial regulations, the City of London requires people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain City recreation programs, services and facilities.
Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3-9 and the London Fire Department is urging everyone in the city of London to Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”.
By law, every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. Too often, fatal fires in Ontario occur in homes where there were no working smoke alarms.
Do you know what your smoke alarm is telling you with those beeps? Fire Chief Lori Hamer is challenging you to “Get Loud!” and push the test button on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month to learn the sound alarms make.
Testing alarms produces a beep, the sound of alarms in an emergency. Replace the batteries if the alarms do not sound when the test button is pushed. If the alarms still don’t sound, replace the alarms.
“Knowing the different sounds your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make can save you, your loved ones, and your home. Get Loud! by testing your alarms every month to learn the sound they make and to ensure the batteries work,” said London Fire Chief Lori Hamer. “Testing your alarms is the only way to ensure they are working and that you and your family can be alerted in the event of a fire, providing you with the early detection needed to escape a home emergency.”
The London Fire Department reminds residents to always take immediate action if their smoke or carbon monoxide alarms sound. If the alarms beep in an emergency get everyone out of the home. If your alarms chirp, replace the batteries or alarms immediately.
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