BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
News Staff The South Glengarry fire department will once again this year be conducting a monthlong door-to-door fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector education/inspection campaign as part of Fire Prevention Week, as well as Fire Prevention Month (October). “The theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is ‘Don’t wait. Check the date’ of your smoke alarms and detectors,” said the township’s acting fire chief Dave Robertson. “Smoke alarms wear out over time and should be replaced every 10 years.” The acting chief also explained that it’s important to check the expiry dates of those devices, and to ensure that there is a working smoke alarm on every storey of your home and outside of each sleeping area, as per Ontario law. In addition, all homes with fuelburning appliances must have at least one working carbon monoxide detector. During the door-to-door program, members from all five township stations (Glen Walter, Lancaster, Martintown, North Lancaster, and Williamstown) will be answering questions from residents and ensuring that homes meet alarm and carbon monoxide detector requirements.
NORTH LANCASTER FIRE STATION: Back row: Nick Quenneville, Sean MacDonald, Jean François Dupuis, Dawn Carrière, Philip Robichaud, Reuben Lindeman, James Lindeman, Rob MacDonald, Richard Leblanc, Pat Charbonneau, Julien Cholette, Dan Jackman, Stephen Wiltshire. Front row: Ghislain Giroux, Roch Rozon, Al Benson, Trevor Levert, Bert MacDonald. Missing: Matthew MacDonald, Don Duhart, Matt Cormier.