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Springwater Fire Ensuring Residents are Alarmed for Life

Springwater Fire Ensuring Residents are Alarmed for Life
Posted on 03/31/2016

Springwater Township / March 31, 2016 – During the month of April, Springwater Firefighters will be taking part in the Alarmed for Life program and will be making visits to local homes to ensure they have working CO detectors and smoke alarms.

These visits will focus on ensuring that the home has an adequate number of detectors, the detectors are properly placed, and performing a test to ensure that the detectors are working properly.  The Firefighters will also answer any questions that the homeowner may have regarding maintenance of detectors or other fire safety related questions.

“The Alarmed for Life program provides an excellent opportunity for our Firefighters to get out into the community and discuss the importance of fire safety with our residents,” says Jeff Corriveau, Fire Prevention Officer. “We visit 200 homes annually and if a home is not in compliance, we provide them with new alarms or batteries to ensure their safety.”

Firefighters will also be collecting any expired alarms to be recycled as part of a zero waste initiative. Expired alarms can also be brought to the Township Administration Centre or the Minesing Fire Station.

Any Springwater Firefighter participating in the Alarmed for Life program will be wearing a uniform, carry proper identification and will arrive in a Springwater Fire vehicle.