Have You Checked Your Smoke Alarm Lately?

BEEEEP, BEEEEEP, BEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEP!  It might be annoying, especially when you've burned the toast for the 4th time this week, but smoke alarms save lives. 

Recently a father and his young daughter were both killed due to a house fire in Toronto. And recently I heard on the news a representative from the Ontario Fire Marshal talking about how this family would have been okay, except that both smoke detector alarms weren't working because of dead batteries.

Smoke detectors typically cost about $15-20 each. If you need a little assistance in learning how to install a smoke detector, here's a great video from a firefighter captain that shows you how:

Go ahead, check your smoke alarms; they could save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Jim Datlen is a sales representative with Century 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage in Brampton, Ontario.


  1. burglar alarms systems 01/12/2011 at 5:03 AM

    False alarms may occur but that would be better instead of having a fire which was not even detected by your smoke alarm. Check on the batteries to ensure that it is working properly and if there are any lose wires that may cause unnecessary beeping.

  2. Armando 09/19/2011 at 1:58 AM

    Thanks for the information you provide. Smoke alarms are very important to supply our homes. I myself have it ready for a long time because I thought the smoke alarm can warn my family if there is smoke in my house.

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