Test Your Smoke Alarm Day
Saved by the Beep! Thursday, September 28, 2023 is Ontario's first Test Your Smoke Alarm Day. City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services will be taking part of this important fire safety campaign.
All Ontarians are encouraged to learn more about smoke alarms, fire safety, and home fire escape planning, which could save you and your loved ones. Most importantly, we want you to test your smoke alarms! Having working smoke alarms won't just save your life – it's the law.
The City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Service is excited to announce a special contest to promote fire safety awareness within our community and Ontario’s first Test Your Smoke Alarm Day. We invite all homeowners to participate in the #SavedByTheBeep contest.
To enter the contest, simply follow these steps:
Test your smoke alarm: Ensure your smoke alarm is in proper working order by testing it following the manufacturer's instructions.
Capture the moment: Record a short video or take a photo of yourself or someone in your family testing your smoke alarm.
Submit your video or photo on Kenora.ca; or
Tag City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services and include the hashtag #SavedByTheBeep in your caption or comments to help us track all the entries.
We will be awarding prizes to the most creative, inspiring, and informative entries that effectively highlight the importance of having a functional smoke alarm in every home. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from the City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services.
Contest submissions will be accepted until Monday, October 2. Winners will be notified via social media and announced on Saturday, October 14 at Fire Station One. Entries will be published on the official City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services Facebook.
Every home in Ontario is required by law to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, install working smoke alarms in every bedroom.
Campaign partners: Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Ontario, Municipal Fire Prevention Officer's Association, Nation Fire Protection Association, Fire Marshal's Public Safety Council, Office of the Fire Marshal Ontario, Association of Fire Educators