Firefighters may be coming to your door

Kawartha Lakes firefighters could be coming to your door to check for working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms as part of their annual door-to-door campaign.

The campaign runs from June until the end of September. Firefighters will be going door to door on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30, in the town of Lindsay.  In the Bobcaygeon and Omemee areas, the hours of operation are from 1:30-3:30 PM. The Local Volunteer Fire Department will be canvassing in other participating areas for the months of July and August evenings and weekends.

Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service wants to remind residents and seasonal visitors that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are law in your home and cottage. Fires can move so fast that even if a fire started in another room while you are home and awake, without the early warning of a working smoke alarm you may not have enough time to get to safety.

Smoke alarms are required by law on every level of your home and outside of all sleeping areas; failure to comply could result in a $235 ticket per offence. Cottages, RV’s, hunt camps, and camping trailers shouldn’t be forgotten as fires can happen on your vacation as well.

On average 100 people in Ontario die from fire every year, but Kawartha Lakes firefighters want this year to be different, and they are hitting the streets to do just that.

For further information, please contact:

Ronald Woolfrey
Fire Prevention Inspector
(705) 324-5731 ext. 586

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