Fire Prevention Week
Oct. 9 – 15
Join us for a pancake breakfast with the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Department in support of fire prevention week. It takes place Saturday October 15, from 9AM to 2PM at the Peace River Fire Hall downtown. There’s lot more happening that day too including fire trucks and equipment displays, fire extinguisher demonstrations, interactive hazard house and a appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog.
When was the last time you replaced your fire alarm?
The Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Departments urge all Peace Region residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years
To find out how old your smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date of manufacture is marked. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not the date of purchase). Smoke alarms should be tested monthly, and that batteries should be replaced once a year or when they begin to chirp, signaling that they’re running low.
“Time and again, I’ve seen in the news the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire, but I’ve also seen the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working properly,” says Tim Harris, Interim Fire Chief of the Peace River Fire Department. “That’s why we’re making a concerted effort to educate Peace Region residents about the overall importance of smoke alarms, and that they do have a life limit.”