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Have you tested your fire alarm batteries?

Blog by Diane Cardoso | November 7th, 2012

The end of Daylight Savings Time is a perfect time to remind you to test your home smoke alarms and replace batteries if they are more than six months old.

Smoke detectors and alarms are the single most effective device in your home to alert you to a life safety emergency. Preventable home fire deaths occur every day in Canada. Working smoke alarms significantly increase the chances of surviving a deadly home fire. A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm can alert the occupants 24 hours a day, seven days a week.