Fire Prevention Week

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.

When you go home today, be a smoke alarm detective!

  • Ask an adult to show you where the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • Ask an adult to test the smoke alarms to make sure they are working.

Contact

Tel  604.927.5466
Email  fire@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

#1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 2M9

Administration Offices Business Hours: 

8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)