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"HOME SAFE HOME" COURTESY FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM

"HOME SAFE HOME" COURTESY FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM



"HOME SAFE HOME" COURTESY FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM The Halton Hills Fire Department will conduct a voluntary home inspection program commencing the week of August 19, 2019. This program is a valuable service which assists homeowners in making their homes safer by reducing the chance of fire and other tragedies. The program will run until October 2019. Despite media, prevention and public education efforts by fire departments across the Province (including Halton Hills) there continue to be residential properties with fire safety issues. Local examples include inoperable or missing smoke alarms, improper storage or accumulation of combustibles and improperly constructed two unit dwellings. To assist homeowners with simple but important fire safety protocols, the Halton Hills Fire Department is continuing its 'Home Safe Home' Courtesy Fire Safety Inspection Program. The free program comprises firefighters going door-to-door offering home inspections focused on smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, heating equipment, electrical hazards, home escape planning, and household dangers. Firefighters will also provide relevant fire safety literature. Participation by homeowners is voluntary. Should any issues be identified, firefighters will educate the homeowner on corrective measures to alleviate the fire safety concern. If smoke and/or CO alarms are found to be inoperative or require replacement, new batteries or new battery operated alarms will be installed. In the event that there is a more serious fire safety issue or the homeowner would like a follow-up, fire prevention staff will contact the homeowner. Please note that should any infractions be identified, no charges or fines would be applied against the homeowner. “Most of a family’s free time is spent in their home and home is where adults and children should feel safe,” said Fire Chief Olivieri. “The Home Safe Home Courtesy Fire Safety Inspection Program is a valuable program supporting our residents.” This year’s program begins with the following streets in Acton: Elizabeth Drive, Tidey Avenue, Nelson Court, Elmore Drive, Jeffery Avenue, Tyler Avenue and Coles Court. In Georgetown, the streets include: Mowat Crescent, Atwood Avenue, Berton Boulevard, Munro Circle, Poets Path, Johnson Crescent, Newman Place, Callaghan Crescent and Grey Owl Run. Residents who do not live on one of the scheduled inspection streets may request an inspection by contacting the fire department at 905-877-1133. Residents living on scheduled streets wishing to advance their inspection may also call to arrange an appointment. “I encourage all residents to participate in this free service provided by the Halton Hills Fire Department,” said Mayor Bonnette. “The Home Safe Home Courtesy Fire Safety Inspection Program will make both your home and our community a safer place to live.”




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