The smoke detector brigade is back with an awareness campaign to remind residents how important it is to have a smoke detector and educate them about the amended by-law.
The brigade will travel across Montréal to raise residents’ awareness of the amended by-law and fire hazards. They will hand out brochures and if necessary, compliant smoke detectors. As well, they will answer residents’ questions while educating them about fire hazards at home.
The brigade will remind occupants that in addition to being mandatory, the detector must have a non-removable lithium battery with a lifespan of 10 years if it is not electric. All summer long, smoke detector brigades will help prevention agents and firefighters, who typically conduct these checks in people’s homes.
The door-to-door campaign began on June 17 and will continue across the agglomeration until September.
Due to COVID-19, brigadiers will take all necessary measures to comply with health directives and physical distancing rules.
On June 26, 2019, the By-law Concerning the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (RCG 12-003) was amended. All residential buildings that were built before 1985 must have a smoke detector with a non-removable lithium battery with a lifespan of 10 years.