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1/10/2018 11:58:42 AM

A recent fatal house fire in Oshawa is prompting the St. Thomas Fire Department to stress the importance of having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
It is the law that a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector be installed on every level of your home and outside of all sleeping areas.   
Deputy Fire Chief Ray Ormerod says having these devices installed is a cheap way to ensure your family's safety

    If you are having difficulty installing your detectors or are not sure exactly where they should be placed in your home the St. Thomas Fire Department will come to your home and help you with that.
Ormerod says this service is a way they can help you prevent a house fire from occurring in your home.

Ormerod says that you should test your alarms monthly and replace the batteries twice a year. Ormerod says also make sure that your family has a home fire escape plan that has two ways out of your home should a fire happen.

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