Huntsville/Lake of Bays Firefighters Go Door-to-Door

Posted: 2021-09-02 07:40:05 By: Daniel

Residents of Huntsville and Lake of Bays can expect visits from the fire department this month

Members of the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department are going door-to-door between six in the evening and eight o’ clock in an info campaign during September and October. They will be providing information on alarm installation, alarm maintenance and home fire escape planning. Firefighters will also be available to check residences to ensure they have the required number of smoke and CO alarms and that they are in working order if requested.

Fire Chief Rob Collins says that “of all the home fires in Ontario, over 50% of the homes did not have working smoke alarms on every level and outside all sleeping areas.” All homes in Ontario are required to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Additionally, following Tuesday’s tragic fire in Gravenhurst, the Gravenhurst Fire Department is also reminding residents of the absolute importance of keeping fire safety and prevention top of mind in your home.