• When you set your clocks forward, check your smoke alarm

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    March 10, 2022

    During the night of March 12 to 13, you will have to change the time on your clocks. Montréal’s fire department (SIM) would like to take this opportunity to remind Montrealers to check that their fire alarms are in good working order. Saving lives could be that simple!

  • Reducing avoidable false fire alarms

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    October 29, 2021

    The By-law concerning false fire alarms aims to reduce the number of avoidable false fire alarms. In case of an actual fire, these alarms must be taken very seriously.

  • Risks related to technological devices

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    October 4, 2021

    Few people suspect that smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, or electrical scooters and bikes can actually start a fire.  

  • Witness account – A BBQ caused a devastating fire

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    September 24, 2021

    “The majority of fires are caused by human actions or manipulation,” stated Dany Lalancette, chief of operations with the Montréal fire department (SIM). 

  • Montréal’s fire department (SIM) is launching its new Bureau de l’équité, de la diversité et de l’inclusion

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    September 13, 2021

  • The smoke alarm brigade is back for an 11th consecutive year

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    June 18, 2021

    For an 11t h consecutive year, Montréal’s fire department (SIM) will be deploying its smoke alarm brigade. Until the end of September, 45 students will be meeting with residents of various areas in the urban agglomeration of Montréal, to check the presence and proper working order of their smoke alarms.