We want you to stay safe and warm this winter so remember, as the temperature outside decreases, the chances of having a house fire increases. This is mainly due to the use of portable heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces.

Save lives and stay safe by installing smoke alarms in your home and testing them monthly.

One of the easiest ways to remember is to set a recurring reminder in your calendar to help you to remember. Do you have Siri, Google Home, or Alexa? Try using your home automation to set your reminder such as: “Okay Google. Set a recurring reminder in my calendar. Test Smoke Detectors. Every month.”

Cleaning smoke alarms every six months is also recommended—here are some helpful links for more information:

Canadian Red Cross
Fire prevention Canada
City of Calgary Safety Tips

Test your smoke alarm in these two easy steps!