Join the ‘Power Hour’ November 1st in conjunction with the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners urges all Canadians to participate in The ‘Great Canadian Smoke Alarm Test,’ Sunday, November 1st from 10 am to 11 am (local time). Taking part is easy and could prevent fire tragedies.

To participate homeowners simply  follow these four steps and confirm your participation by emailing [email protected] with the subject line ”Power Hour Registration”.

1. Walk through your home to make sure you have a smoke alarm on every storey, including the basement, and outside all sleeping areas or inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed.

2. Check all smoke alarm expiry dates. If it is more than 10 years old, or the year it was made cannot be identified, replace the alarm.

3. Press the Test Button on each smoke alarm. If it sounds, it confirms power is present and circuits are operating.

4. For added protection, follow the same steps for carbon monoxide alarms.

The event is being billed as the ‘Power Hour’ because of the huge impact on preventing fire tragedies that we achieve when homeowners ensure their smoke alarms are properly maintained with fresh batteries, or, replaced if they are past their 10-year lifespan. It puts a new twist on time change weekend.

People who confirm online have a chance to win new Worry-Free smoke alarm models and large-sized toy Sparky® Dogs.

See the national media release.

Power Hour 4 Step Checklist