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Test your smoke alarm during Fire Prevention Week

Sept. 30, 2015 –

Kingston Fire & Rescue urges you to "hear the beep where you sleep" and test your smoke alarm during Fire Prevention Week, which starts this Sunday. 

"Working smoke alarms save lives. Have one on every level of your home and test them every month," says Paul Patry, assistant chief, fire prevention.

He also urges households to:

  • Change smoke alarm batteries once a year.
  • Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm beside sleeping areas if you have any fossil fuel-burning appliances or an attached garage.
  • Develop and practice a home fire escape plan.

Meet Sparky this Sunday

Learn more about fire prevention: bring family and friends to meet Sparky, the fire dog, and firefighters at the Kingston Fire & Rescue open house this Sunday, Oct. 4 at Station 3, 211 Gore Rd. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Enjoy a pancake breakfast!

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.