Fire Prevention Week: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep - Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm

Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 4 to Saturday, October 10, 2015. This year's theme is Hear the Beep Where You Sleep – Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.

Contrary to popular belief, the smell of smoke may not wake you. Serving as your nose when you are asleep, working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death of loved ones in the event of a fire.

Working smoke alarms give you and your family time to get out. Important smoke alarm safety tips to remember are:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Test your smoke alarms monthly. Replace the batteries annually.
  • Replacing your smoke alarms every 10 years is recommended.

The Victoria Fire Department is offering a free smoke alarm to residents who need one to ensure every Victoria home has a working smoke alarm. Learn more.