Push the Button

To raise awareness about the importance of testing smoke alarms, Central Frontenac Fire & Rescue has implemented the “Push the Button!” campaign every spring and fall.

The campaign encourages everyone in the community to test the smoke alarms in their homes, with the goal of testing as many alarms as possible. The campaign takes place for two weeks every spring and fall when the clocks change.

“Working smoke alarms and CO alarms do save lives, so go ahead and ‘Push 2 Buttons' on all of your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms before Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 11, 2018,” says Fire Chief Greg Robinson. “Remember to change the batteries in any alarms that don't sound or any in which the battery has not been changed in the last year.”

Working smoke alarms save lives. This campaign is a fun way to remind everyone about the importance of regularly testing their smoke alarm batteries. When you change your clocks it's time to check your smoke alarms too.

Kids are encouraged to get involved and ‘push the button' with their parents' help to hear if the alarms are working. They can then go to the TVO Kids website to enter the number of alarms they've tested and the number will be added to TVOKids “Push the Button!” counter. Kids will also be able to print a special “Push the Button!” certificate.

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