Alarmed & Ready

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Working smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of a fire in the home and give residents the necessary time to evacuate safely.

Story behind the numbers

Many homeowners, who because of age, physical limitations or affordability have difficulty in purchasing and installing smoke alarms in their home. This program provides assistance to those homeowners with early detection in their home.

Performance improvements

This program increases the number of homes in the City that are in compliance with Ontario Fire Code requirements.

Source: Hamilton Fire Department, extracted February, 2018

Number of smoke alarms and batteries installed annually

Annual statistics

Year Smoke Alarms Installed Batteries Installed
2015 134 123
2016 135 145
2017 317 247
2018 Q3 240 207
Total 826 722