Fort Erie firefighters to go door-to-door as part of new safety program

Don't be alarmed if you see some Fort Erie firefighters on your doorstep.

Starting on Saturday, April 7th firefighters will be going door to door as part of the 'Smoke Alarm Fort Erie' program.

Officials will be conducting in-home inspections to make sure everyone is up to code: in Ontario, every home must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and a carbon monoxide alarm outside all sleeping areas in homes with an attached garage or fuel burning appliance.

“When we come to your home, we will be offering a total amnesty. We will check your home and make sure that the alarms are compliant with the law. If for some reason, there is a problem, we will help fix the problem where we can or provide the homeowners with the tools they will need to fix the problem themselves,” said, Fire Chief Ed Melanson.