Welland Firefighters 'alarmed' during Fire Prevention Week campaign
Firefighters in Welland are concerned after installing more than a dozen smoke and carbon monoxide alarms during door-to-door safety checks.
On Monday, firefighters were knocking on doors in the North end as part of Fire Prevention Week activities.
While visiting 14 homes firefighters installed 14 smoke alarms and 13 carbon monoxide alarms free of charge thanks to a donation by Rona.
Several alarms also needed to be re-located to correct locations.
Welland Fire Chief Brian Kennedy says crews even discovered an alarm from the 1970's that needed to be replaced.
“Alarms expire, even hard-wired electric alarms, because the sensors are impacted over time." Kennedy says via a release. "Check expiry dates - replace all batteries yearly and alarms within 10 years (check manufacturer expiry dates).”