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Sign-up for free Kingston Fire & Rescue home visit
August 20, 2018 -
Working fire and carbon monoxide alarms save lives. Now Kingston Fire & Rescue is offering home visits to help you ensure that everyone in your household will wake-up to escape in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide emergency.
Firefighters will conduct free "Wake-up Kingston" visits of the homes of the first 100 residents to sign-up at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/wake-up.
"Many fire deaths occur in the home at night when people are sleeping. You must be able to rely on those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to wake everyone up," says chief fire prevention officer Ted Posadowski.
Studies show having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms reduces the risk of death by nearly 50 per cent.
During the home visits firefighters will:
- ensure working fire and carbon monoxide alarms are located beside the sleeping areas or your home; and
- answer any fire prevention or safety questions you may have.
The home visits will be scheduled at a time convenient to the homeowners. Sign up for one at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/wake-up.
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