Hotel Fined For Outdated Smoke Alarms
The owner of Motel 6 in Huntsville pled guilty to a charge, under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, and was fined $1,500 yesterday.
The Fire Dept filed charges following an inspection of the property in April for failing to ensure that smoke alarms were replaced within the time frame indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions.
Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja says that “As smoke alarms age, they lose their sensitivity. Even though the smoke alarm may sound when the test button is pushed, if the sensor is out of date it will not detect smoke and sound the alarm when a fire occurs. Smoke alarms usually need to be replaced 10 years."
The hotel has since been brought into compliance with the Ontario Fire Code.