Door-to-door cam­paign

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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.

STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON PHOTO

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.

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