If you experience a fire, you can get “Saved By The Beep”; so long as your smoke alarm is working properly.
Madawaska Valley Fire Department is promoting the Ontario-wide Saved By The Beep campaign, which encourages people to test and educate themselves about smoke alarms on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Chief Corwin Quade says in 2022 there were 133 fatalities in the province, the highest number in 20 years. And between January and August of this year, 73 lives were lost due to fires.
“A working smoke alarm gives just enough warning to get out of your residence should a fire start,” he says. “Do not look for pets, toys or valuables. These things can all be replaced; a person cannot.”
Quade says any person who has questions about their smoke alarm can call their local fire department, as firefighters are happy to help.