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Smoke & CO Alarms

Smoke Alarms

By law, all homes in Ontario are required to have a working smoke alarm on every storey of their home and outside all sleeping areas.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

All homes in Ontario that have:

  • a fuel-burning appliance or
  • an attached garage

shall have a carbon monoxide alarm installed adjacent to all sleeping areas.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Replacement & Testing

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms need to be replaced every 7-10 year according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing, testing and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Please keep in the mind the "dead air space", when selecting the proper location for your alarms.

The Office of the Fire Marshal offers information on many topics to help keep you safe at home.

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