From June to October, residents in the Lake District in Deux-Montagnes/Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac should not be surprised if firefighters from the Fire Safety Service knock on their doors. Prevention visits will be conducted to check various safety points in residences, particularly related to smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. These visits will take place from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Smoke detectors: regulation update
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The intermunicipal Fire Safety Service of Deux-Montagnes/Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac wants to provide the public with important information regarding recent changes to the smoke detector regulation (regulation 1140). These modifications aim to enhance fire safety measures within residential properties. The updated regulation mandates that smoke detectors powered by batteries, which have reached their 10-year lifespan from the manufacturing date indicated on the unit, must be replaced.
Under the new requirements, residents are now obligated to replace their expiring smoke detectors with models that feature long-lasting, non-removable lithium batteries. These lithium batteries are specifically designed to have a lifespan of 10 years. By implementing this regulation, the Fire Safety Service aims to ensure that smoke detectors in residential properties remain functional and reliable, offering effective early warning systems in the event of a fire.
The decision to introduce these changes stems from the recognized importance of maintaining properly functioning smoke detectors. Smoke detectors play a critical role in safeguarding lives and property by promptly detecting the presence of smoke and issuing timely alerts. By mandating the use of long-lasting lithium batteries, the Fire Safety Service aims to provide homeowners with a reliable and durable power source for their smoke detectors, reducing the likelihood of battery failures and ensuring consistent protection.
These regulatory updates are part of the ongoing efforts to improve fire prevention and safety measures in the Deux-Montagnes and Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac regions. The Fire Safety Service encourages residents to comply with the new requirements by replacing their outdated battery-powered smoke detectors with the recommended models featuring non-removable lithium batteries. By adhering to these regulations, residents contribute to creating a safer living environment for themselves and their communities.