Kingston Fire & Rescue Offer Free Home Safety Visits

Published on: 2019/08/14 - in News

Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is hosting its sixth annual Wake Up Kingston campaign, helping to ensure your fire and carbon monoxide alarms are working properly.

According to a release, studies show having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms reduces the risk of death by nearly 50 per cent and KFR is offering free visits – scheduled at a time convenient to the homeowners – to the first 100 residents to sign up.

“Many fire deaths occur in the home at night when people are sleeping,” said chief fire prevention officer Ted Posadowski. “You must be able to rely on those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to wake everyone up,”

During the home visits firefighters will ensure working fire and carbon monoxide alarms are located beside the sleeping areas or your home and answer any fire prevention or safety questions you may have.

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