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Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program is underway

August 5, 2016 - Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service will be going door-to-door until October 2016 educating the public on smoke alarm legislation and safety as part of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Program.

“The program will help to ensure that every household in the City of Kawartha Lakes has adequate working smoke and CO alarms” explains Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst. “Legislation requires every home to have working smoke alarms on each level, including the basement and monoxide detection outside of bedrooms”.

The program is a campaign involving door-to-door smoke and CO alarm checks, tests, installations and fire safety literature distribution by Fire Service staff. Fire fighters will knock on resident’s doors and provide them with a package including information on smoke/CO alarms and fire safety that could help save their lives.

If residents have received a program package but were not home and would like the Fire Department to return or would like more information, they can contact the Fire Prevention Division at 705-324-5731. For more information on fire safety, please visit the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal Website at www.ofm.gov.on.ca.

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For more information please contact:

Fritz Mattern
Fire Prevention Officer
705-324-5731 extension 545
fmattern@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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