Collingwood, ON [27 September 2023] – This Thursday, September 28th marks Ontario’s first Test Your Smoke Alarm Day – Saved by the Beep. Residents are encouraged to learn more about smoke alarms, fire safety and home escape planning, critical education and preparation that could save you and your family’s lives!
On September 28th Collingwood Fire Services would like you to test your smoke and CO alarm. Having a working smoke alarm ensures you and your family are alerted to the potentially life-threatening danger a fire can have.
“In 2022, Ontario had 133 fire fatalities, the most the province has had in 20 years,” says Fire Chief Dan Thurman. “This is heartbreaking! We can’t emphasize enough that the simple act of testing your smoke alarm can save your life. It takes less than a minute and should be done regularly, we recommend once a month.”
The Saved by the Beep campaign is aimed to encourage residents to test your alarms and share it on social media to encourage friends and family to do the same.
How to participate?
Snap a photo of you or family members testing your smoke alarms and post it to social media using the hashtag #SavedByTheBeep. Tag your friends and family to spread the message!
Where to learn more about Fire Safety
- Saturday, September 30th – Come down to the Collingwood Farmer’s Market from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to talk with Fire Prevention staff and members of Council. There will be some fun giveaways for residents of all ages!
- If you would like to subscribe to the Fire Prevention & Education e-Newsletter for future updates and resources, please subscribe at: https://www.collingwood.ca/fire-services. Everyone who subscribes to the e-Newsletter by 4:00 p.m. Friday October 13th will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 20 First Alert smoke/CO alarms with 10-year batteries.
- October 8 – 13 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™.” For Cooking Safety tips and resources visit: https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/Fire-Prevention-Week. Cooking Safety tips will also be shared on our social media channels during Fire Prevention Week.