Smoke Alarms

THOROLD FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

SMOKE and CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS - IT'S THE LAW

Smoke Alarm Legislation

At a press release on December 13, 2005 Fire Marshal Bernie Moyle introduced new smoke alarm legislation. This legislation changes the number of smoke alarms that are required in a residence. Research has shown that one smoke alarm is not enough to adequately cover an entire home in the event of a fire. Copies of the Background Information and a Press Release are available for you to review. Effective March 1, 2006, this legislation has come into effect.

For more information on smoke alarms, or the home smoke alarm testing program, please contact the Fire Prevention Officer 905-227-6412, ext. 25.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation (CO)

Effective December 23, 2013 every home with a fuel fired appliance must have at least one carbon monoxide alarm installed outside the sleeping areas.

Carbon Monoxide alarms will warn you of danger but regular maintenance of all fuel fired appliances and solid fuel burning appliances will minimize the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Click here for more information from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal.