Municipal Services

Smoke Alarm Program

The East Ferris Fire Department performs door-to-door inspections to ensure that all homes have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and to educate the public on the maintenance of these devices and home fire safety. Provincial law states that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas as well as a carbon monoxide detector.  There is zero tolerance for non-compliance. Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm and carbon monixide detector requirements could result in a ticket or a fine for individuals and/or corporations.

For more information on smoke alarm requirements, click here.

For more information on carbon monoxide requirements, click here.

  • When purchasing smoke and CO alarms, always check for the appropriate marks to ensure they comply with Canadian standards. 
  • Recognized Canadian certification marks such as CSA, cUL, ULC or cETL, should appear directly on the product - not just the packaging.
  • Only working smoke and CO alarms can protect you and your family.
  • Clean and test your smoke and CO alarms every month.
  • Replace your smoke and CO alarm batteries every six months, replace expired alarms (any alarm older than 10 years of age) and consider installing 10-year sealed battery alarms.