×

Are you Ticked?

Learn more HERE

Smoke detectors needed in trailers

Carbon MonoxideA carbon monoxide detector along with a smoke detector can reduce the chance of a fatality in a fire by 50 per cent

Firefighters in the region are advising hunters to be careful, if they are spending the night in a camper. While the life-saving capabilities of smoke alarms are known, Dryden firefighter Reagan Breeze says it could also be costly if there's not a working detector in the trailer or RV.

"It is a requirement under the Ontario fire code to make sure that you have a working smoke alarm on all stories of your cottage, RV or camper. Failure to abide by this rule will actually cost the owner a $235 ticket or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals, or $100,000 for any corporation," he said.

He also notes that it's recommended that trailers with a fuel based heating appliance have carbon monoxide detectors installed, noting an incident in southern Ontario.

"Last year in southern Ontario a few people passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning when they were hunting. This was from a faulty propane stove which basically caused the incident. What we're also asking people is before they use any of their heating appliances, that they have a trained professional inspect and test their appliances before they use them," he said.

While campers, trailers and cottages are a favourite place during the summer months, Breeze reminds people that they need to remember to check their alarms when they return after the winter.

"When they're going out to the cottage, if the smoke alarm is more than ten years they need to replace it with a new one. If it is under the ten year life span of a working smoke alarm we ask people to install a new battery, just to make sure it's working," he said.

He says having working smoke alarms, along with a carbon monoxide detector can greatly reduce the chance of a fatality in the event of a fire.

Share This:

  • Century tour

    Hockey Canada Century Tour stops in Kenora

    Saturday October 25, 2014

    The Hockey Canada Century Tour rolled into Kenora yesterday. The parking lot at the Kenora Recreation Centre was full of young hockey player

  • Parliament full

    Wingrove reflects on video, attack

    Friday October 24, 2014

    Josh Wingrove of the Globe and Mail was in the Centre Block, when a gunman burst in and a gunfight ensued. He says Wednesday's attack on Par

  • marcino - cecile (kpdsb)

    Marcino bids for new term as trustee

    Friday October 24, 2014

    Cecile Marcino says it's all about the kids. This fall, she's bidding for another term on the Keewatin-Patricia District School board.Marcin

  • KPDSB board room

    Voters reminded to elect school board trustees

    Saturday October 25, 2014

    While many residents have voted for their council or mayoral candidates, they're also being reminded to vote for school board trustees. Each

  • All candidates mayor

    Dryden mayoral candidates make one last pitch

    Saturday October 25, 2014

    There's just three days left to get your votes to city hall in Dryden. This year's mayoral race is between incumbent Craig Nuttall and chall

Search Local News Archives