Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early stages. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire.
- Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%
- LMCH has installed smoke detectors in all of the units as required by the Ontario Fire Code.
- We recommend tenants test their smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
- Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
LMCH personnel check that smoke alarms are attached or working every time they enter the unit and during the annual inspection. Do not remove or disconnect smoke alarms in your home. Doing so puts yourself, your family and your neighbours in danger.
You could be fined up to $50,000 for disconnecting or removing the smoke alarm in your unit and you could face eviction.