As Fire Prevention Week kicks off in Calgary, the City of Calgary is once again urging Calgarians to be mindful of fire prevention measures at home. That always starts with having a working smoke detector.
But did you know if your detector is over 10 years old, you need to have it replaced? Detectors expire after 10 years! To help you find out if you your detector is too old, the City has released a list of communities that may have 10-year-old (or older) smoke detectors, and there's a few southwest neighbourhoods on the list.
If you live in one of these communities, you need to check your smoke detector:
- Aspen Woods
- Discovery Ridge
- Garrison Green
- Springbank Hill
To check your smoke detector's expiration date, do the following:
- Remove the smoke alarm
- Look at the back of the detector for the manufacture date
- If your detector was made less than 10 years ago, you can keep it
- If your detector was made over 10 years ago, you need to replace the alarm with a new one
For more information on fire prevention safety, as well as Fire Prevention Week events happening in Calgary, see the City website here.