Nelson Fire & Rescue Services’ firefighters pointing to some of the alarms they replaced. Photo submitted

Nelson fire hall finds some homes without smoke alarm

Door to door smoke alarm campaign happens twice each year

Recently Nelson Fire & Rescue Services conducted a door-to-door smoke alarm campaign, knocking on almost 70 doors in Nelson.

Most homes had at least one working smoke alarm, but some had none.

The fire service staff replaced batteries where needed, and installed 30 new alarms provided by Maglio Building Center.

“It’s simple, smoke alarms save lives,” said Fire Chief Len MacCharles, “and the goal is to make the homes we visited safer by ensuring there is at least one working smoke alarm on each level of the home and that the alarms aren’t more than 10 years old. Last evening we made a number of homes safer.”

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services goes out twice a year to conduct the door-to-door smoke alarm campaign but will come to individual residences to test alarms if requested. Residents can call the Fire Hall at (250) 352-3103 if they need assistance.

The department says fire alarms should be:

• On every level of your home

• Tested monthly

• Located just outside bedrooms

• Not more than 10 years old

• Have batteries replaced twice yearly when clocks are changed

• Vacuumed to maintain effectiveness and to reduce false alarms

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