Since 2010, smoke alarm brigades composed of fire safety students visit residents of the Montréal agglomeration in the summertime to educate them about the importance of smoke alarms. This initiative supports the SIM's fire prevention efforts.
Smoke alarm brigadiers go from door to door to make sure Montréal residents have working smoke alarms in their homes.
They also remind them that having a smoke alarm required under municipal law. Smoke alarm brigadiers assist prevention officers and firefighters, who regularly check Montréal residences for smoke alarms.