Don’t wait, check the date!
That’s the critical message fire departments across the country will be driving home during fire prevention week. It runs from October 9 to 15.
Quinte West Fire Chief John Whalen says it’s imperative everyone replace their smoke alarms every 10 years.
Whalen explained how his department receives calls frequently from residents reporting their smoke alarms and/or co2 detectors are going off. He added often it’s because the batteries need to be changed or the unit has passed its 10 year expiry date.
The Quinte West fire department is inviting the public to their fire prevention open house at Station #1 in Trenton on Saturday October 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can learn how to use a fire extinguisher to put out a real fire. There will be tours, door prizes and hot refreshments too.